Endigar 675 ~ Serving My Brother

From the Daily Reflections of January 21;

The member talks to the newcomer not in a spirit of power but in a spirit of humility and weakness.  (Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, page 279).

As the days pass in A.A., I ask God to guide my thoughts and the words that I speak. In this labor of continuous participation in the Fellowship, I have numerous opportunities to speak. So I frequently ask God to help me watch over my thoughts and my words, that they may be the true and proper reflections of our program; to focus my aspirations once again to seek His guidance; to help me be truly kind and loving, helpful and healing, yet always filled with humility, and free from any trace of arrogance.

Today I may very well have to deal with disagreeable attitudes or utterances-the typical stock-in-trade attitude of the still-suffering alcoholic. If this should happen, I will take a moment to center myself in God, so that I will be able to respond from a perspective of composure, strength and sensibility.

 

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I hear interesting ideals in this contribution to the Daily Reflections such as “labor of continuous participation in the Fellowship” or that my thoughts and words should be “the true and proper reflections of our program.”

All the ideals expressed in the program start with the realization that I am powerless over alcohol, and in this weakness of my isolation I become strong in my connection to God and others.

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