AA Thought for the Day
March 5, 2023
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Humility and Faith
Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of
each of A.A.'s Twelve Steps. For without some degree of humility, no
alcoholic can stay sober at all. Nearly all A.A.'s have found, too, that
unless they develop much more of this precious quality than may be
required just for sobriety, they still haven't much chance of becoming
truly happy. Without it, they cannot live to much useful purpose, or, in
adversity, be able to summon the faith that can meet any emergency.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Seven) p. 70
Thought to Ponder
Learning is the very essence of humility. The two walk hand in hand.
A A = Action Always.
A Member Shares:
Roxie, grateful recovered alcoholic by God's grace. Wow, yes I can see adversity in my life. I have been going through the steps again, it's been awhile. I'm in the 4th step. I can't believe what I'm discovering, uncovering. I always kept saying that I had faith. I stayed close to God and AA after my husband Willie and my parents died. Stayed sober, never even wanted to drink. But whoa the self will run riot went rampant. I made so many bad choices with me trying to run the show, direct the play. I've seen so much incomprehensible demoralization. Shame, guilt, fear and anger. It's crazy. I need to keep growing spiritually and in adversity, especially then. I know that it's hard right now seeing how badly I messed up sober. But it does say drunk or sober I still have that spiritual malady. I need to do better at letting God keep me in reprieve. Thanks everyone for all you caring support through my sobriety.
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