Saturday, 2 December 2017

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation #essentialsofrecovery


PROBLEMS

“The certainties of one age are the problems of the next.”

— R. H. Tawney

Life is a process of change that inevitably produces problems; the fear of the new, the discomfort of old values being seen to be wrong, the confusion that so often accompanies growth. Problems are part of life and we can only escape them in death. (Even then nobody can be sure we will be free of problems!)

As an alcoholic I tried to run away from my problems by drinking. But the next day the old problems were still there and my drinking had usually brought new problems. Alcohol only produced a momentary escape but reality always returned.

Today, with the acceptance of my alcoholism and my decision not to “pick up the first drink”, I face my problems. I deal with my problems. I live with the problems of life.

Teach me to accept joyously the problems that life and growth inevitably bring. 
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