169 Bears and Resentments

169 Bears and Resentments

What do resentments and bears have in common? There is an anecdote that carries a useful message for alcoholics. A party of hunters left they campfire unattended, with a kettle of water boiling on it. A bear came into the camp looking for food, when he saw the kettle lid dancing about, he promptly seized it. The boiling water scalded him badly; but instead of dropping the kettle, he proceeded to hug it tighter-this being the bear’s defense idea of defense. Of course, the tighter he hugged it the more it burned him; and the more it burned him the tighter he hugged it: and so on in a vicious circle, to the undoing of the bear. This is a perfect example how I experience hugging my resentments. Rehearsing the resentment over and again; and the more it hurts the more I add to it. The bear fact is, I’m doing far more harm to me than the one I resent. I would be much better-off using the "F" word over and over again; FORGIVE – FORGIVE – FORGIVE.

QUESTIONS:

1. When you experience resentments do you hug them? (Example)

2. Has the AA program thought you to use the "F" word (forgiveness) quickly?

Random Awakening

My mission purpose effectiveness depends on You, Father as my only True Source. “Let dawn bring news of Your faithful love,