False Pride(Daily Reflections)

Many of us who had thought ourselves religious awoke to the limitations of this attitude. Refusing to place God first, we had deprived ourselves of His help.
12 & 12, p. 75

Many false notions operate in false pride. The need for direction to live a decent life is satisfied by the hope experienced in the A.A. Fellowship. Those who have walked the way for years–a day at a time–say that a God centered life has limitless possibilities for personal growth. This being so, much hope is transmitted by the elder A.A.s.

I thank my Higher Power for letting me know that He works through other people, and I thank Him for our trusted servants in the Fellowship who aid new members to reject their false ideals and to adopt those which lead to a life of compassion and trust. The elders in A.A. challenge the newcomers to “Come To”–so that they can “Come to Believe.” I ask my Higher Power to help my unbelief.


2 thoughts on “False Pride(Daily Reflections)

  1. “Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.” — Big Book

    I must of felt that God didn’t make much difference because I never gave Him any consideration.
    I never thought of Him.

    Today as the old song says, “You are always on my mind”.

    This is glorious compared to having alcohol always on my mind.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted twelve stepper.

  2. Who would be wise?

    The answer lies within this reflection and it boils down to, “I will with God’s help”.

    Kids engage in a lot of imitation — partly because it is simply fun to take on the roles of the adults around them, partly because it is their way of figuring out how to be. In the ancient world, the “art of living” was called wisdom — sophia in Greek and hochma in Hebrew. When you thought you had met someone who had this kind of wisdom, you were drawn to imitate them. Everyone wanted this kind of wisdom. However, it wasn’t always clear at first, when you were imitating the right people, people who really knew the art of living. – Dennis Hamm SJ

    The Road to Wisdom
    ‘tis plain and simple to express
    to err and err and err again
    but less and less and less.

    Oh would I wallow in my regrets?

    I celebrate my sobriety.

    I don’t have to go to “Celebrate Sobriety” to celebrate my sobriety.

    I will with God’s help live wisely.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted twelve stepper. with white

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