329 Critics

329 Critics

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena." (Theodore Roosevelt) By practicing the principles of our AA Program we are the person in the arena of life. Let our love out live the unloving critics. Critics are powerless in the presence of love. It is difficult to be too hard on someone we love, unless we are on the "drug" [guilt and punishment]. When faced with something wrong that needs correcting let us first turn to the Father within, communicating in our first language, silence. Let us seek His guidance. Let us silently extend the solution given us. If the guidance we receive is to offer a suggestion, do it with love. Don't remind the person what’s wrong with them, just extend love. If we don’t have a loving solution, let our Father do for us what we cannot. Being critical doesn't change others or ourselves, but love does. I am willing to love my critics and those I am critical of. I choose to silently extend [pray for] what would be the most fulfilling. This is my perfect gift to give and receive. Love is leading me to serve, to forgive and to teach - Thy Love be done.

Random Awakening

I now realize the wisdom in AA’s suggestion to worship or turn to for help or seek a God or Higher Power of our own understanding. Our Creator is infinite which means for us humans, which are finite; He or She is wholly unknowable.