Endigar 484 ~ False Pride

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

 Many of us who had thought ourselves religious awoke to the limitations of this attitude. Refusing to place God first, we had deprived ourselves of His help.   (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 75)

Many false notions operate in false pride. The need for direction to live a decent life is satisfied by the hope experienced in the A.A. Fellowship. Those who have walked the way for years – a day at a time – say that a God-centered life has limitless possibilities for personal growth. This being so, much hope is transmitted by the elder A.A.s.

I thank my Higher Power for letting me know that He works through other people, and I thank Him for our trusted servants in the Fellowship who aid new members to reject their false ideals and to adopt those which lead to a life of compassion and trust. The elders in A.A. challenge the newcomers to “Come To” – so that they can “Come to Believe.” I ask my Higher Power to help my unbelief.

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There are several members in the program who have been able to hold the course, and I am strengthened as they sow the message.  I do agree that the testimony of a day by day walk in a God-centered life has limitless possibilities for personal growth.  This reality does inspire great hope.

It is interesting to me that the contribution from the 12 and 12 referred to thinking ourselves religious as a limiting attitude, because it actually keeps one from putting connection with God first.   It seems to me that the crux of today’s reflection is that religious pride is false pride.  I had to reject the “us and them” mentality to embrace a more powerfully inclusive trust and compassion.

2 Responses to “Endigar 484 ~ False Pride”

  1. izkelli Says:

    This is awesome, thanks for posting it.

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