Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. ~Lao-Tzu~
No matter what your age, personal history or station in life may be, there are always those that can benefit from your experiences and what you have learned. Purpose to share and teach those life lessons to others that they might learn and benefit from them…and you just may find that the teacher becomes the real student!
Thought for the day
Do you ever stop thinking about yourself long enough to feel for others? Do you understand and accept the need to help others as the major part of your recovery? We take the first 11 steps to prepare for the granddaddy of them
all… the 12th step. This is the culmination of all the work, spiritual and emotional, we will do throughout our lives in recovery. The step does not say we stop reaching out to others when we get 5, 10, 15 or 20 years in recovery. Quite the opposite, the more we learn the more we should teach, the more we are given the more we should give away, the more we keep… the more we lose! Next time someone claims to be sober for a long time, ask him how many members he/she is sponsoring. You shall know them by their fruit or in this case by their fish! When will you start fishing?
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
~Jesus / Matthew 11:28-30~
Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
~Mark 1:16, 17~
What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all…if we walk in the Light, as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
~1 John 3, 5, 7 (NASB)~