Daily Thought 01.01.23

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Date: January 1st 2023

AA Thought for the Day
(courtesy AA-Alive.net)

January 1, 2023
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When we developed still more, we discovered the best possible source
of emotional stability to be God Himself. We found that dependence
upon His perfect justice, forgiveness, and love was healthy, and that
it would work where nothing else would. If we really depended upon
God, we couldn’t very well play God to our fellows nor would we feel
the urge wholly to rely on human protection and care.

- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Twelve) p. 116 

Thought to Ponder
No God, no peace — know God, know peace.

AA-related 'Alconym'
F R O G  =  Fully Rely On God.

A Member Shares:
I'm Larry and I'm an alcoholic. The reading seems pretty much straight to the point to me. "That no human power could have relieved our alcoholism." Early on an old guy told me that the longer I worked the program of AA, the fewer people I would relate to. I had no idea what he meant at that time. It seemed to fly in the face of all the "we program" stuff flying around the room. But.......over time I have learned that we humans are a perfrect example of imperfection. And that we fail one another on a regular basis. No matter how much I want to lean towards another person, it is in highly likelihood that will be futile. So I turn to God and walk my spiritual walk alone. As I honestly believe is my only option.

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