Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017 - Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 
Reflection for the Day
If we attempt to understand rather than to be understood, we can more quickly assure a newcomer that we have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired. All of us, whatever our race, creed, color or ethnic heritage, are the children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms - as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try.
Do I know the difference between sympathy and empathy? Can I put myself in the newcomer's shoes? 
Today I Pray
May I try to love all humanity as children of a living God. May I respect the different ways through which they find and worship Him. May I never be so rigid as to discount another's path to God or so insensitive that I use the fellowship of the group as a preaching ground to extol my religious beliefs as the only way. I can only know what works for me. 
Today I Will Remember
We are all children of God. 

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