Saturday, 7 April 2018

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation #essentialsofrecovery

OLD AGE


“You just wake up one morning and you got it!”

–Moms Mabley

I am so busy living I don’t think about “getting old”. I am so grateful in my recovery from alcoholism that tomorrow, the future and age are secondary.

In my sickness I was always living in the future; what would tomorrow bring? Will I die crippled, lonely and afraid? My projections into the future produced an emotional pain.

Today I do not need to do this. I welcome old age because I bring into it the joy and experience of my sobriety. Will I be lonely? I doubt it if I stick to my recovery program; I have so many friends all over the world meeting together to face the disease on a daily basis. Also I know that nothing could ever compare with the loneliness of my drinking days.

My spiritual program reminds me to be grateful for my life and this includes the inevitability of old age.

Lord, as I grow in age may I also grow in wisdom and tolerance.
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