THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Step Eight: "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." Step Nine: "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." Making restitution for the wrongs we have done is often very difficult. It hurts our pride, that seemingly insurmountable barrier. But the rewards are great. It takes courage to apologize, but the results more than justify it. An enemy may become a friend, and a weight lifted. Have I done my best to make all the restitution possible?
MEDITATION FOR THE DAY
There should be joy in living the spiritual life. A faith without joy is not genuine. If you are not happier as a result of your faith, there is probably something wrong with it. What happens on the surface of your life is not important. Faith gives you a deeper reward. Each day offers joy, with life abundant and outreaching.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
I pray that my horizons may grow wider. I pray that I may keep reaching out for more service and companionship.
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Look to this Day by Alan L. Roeck
Look to this Day by Alan L. Roeck. Copyright 1978 by Hazelden Foundation. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of Hazelden.