Endigar 513 ~ Repairing the Damage

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

We attempt to sweep away the debris which has accumulated out of our effort to live on self-will and run the show ourselves. If we haven’t the will to do this, we ask until it comes. Remember it was agreed at the beginning we would go to any lengths for victory over alcohol.   (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 76)

Making a list of people I had harmed was not a particularly difficult thing to do. They had showed up in my Fourth Step inventory: people towards whom I had resentments, real or imagined, and whom I had hurt by acts of retaliation. For my recovery to be thorough, I believed it was not important for those who had legitimately harmed me to make amends to me. What is important in my relationship with God is that I stand before Him, knowing I have done what I can to repair the damage I have done.




If the Infinite One wrote out a list of the people I had harmed, would it match the one that I have written?  It is very important to me that there is nothing I have left off, nothing that I have added, that does not match that list made from Gomu’s (God of my understanding) unobstructed view.  I do not want anything to interfere with my God-connection.

Then to you, the One who loved me, If I am wrong, please help me to see it.  If I am falsely condemning myself, help me to see that as well.  Help me to forever put away the habit of lying to myself and others.

Remember it was agreed at the beginning we would go to any lengths for victory over alcohol.” 

The covenant of step three is still in tact and this willingness is part of that life agreement.  Any lengths at all.

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