Saturday, 29 October 2016

FR. LEO'S DAILY MEDITATION #essentialsofrecovery



RACISM

“I want to be the white person’s brother, not brother-in-law.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

Racism is about separation, ego, and isolation. So is addiction, and mine made me feel different. I covered my feelings with arrogance or false humility, pride and inferiority put me on the defensive. I often sought a scapegoat for my anger. I was vindictive and prejudicial in my attitude toward others. It is a strange quirk of circumstance when one minority seeks to victimize another—and alcoholics are a minority group!

Sobriety is about a change in attitude and behavior. My spiritual acceptance of self inevitably leads to acceptance of others. The false pride and arrogance of my past give way to the vulnerable strength of sobriety. Now I embrace my neighbor, regardless of color, class, or creed.

God, teach me to seek You in my fellow and sister humans.

© 2008 Leo Booth
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