Saturday, 16 December 2017

FR. LEO'S DAILY MEDITATION #essentialsofrecovery

GENEROSITY

“Liberty is the one thing you cannot have unless you give it to others.”

~ William Allen White

Spirituality is rooted in a respect for self that demands an equal respect for others. I can expect to be treated with dignity if I afford dignity to others. In the one lies the key to the many.

For years, I lived a compulsive life that only made me self-centered and spoiled—and it didn’t work! I was unhappy, lonely, and resentful. In recovery, I have realized I need others and others need me. Together, we grow in the spirit of generous sharing.

Today I find that the more I give to others, the more I receive. Less is often more. In this sense, it is much easier to be good than bad, because goodness works!

Spirit of generosity, may I always reflect the gratitude that gives. 

© 2008 Leo Booth
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