Daily Reflections

January 2

FIRST, THE FOUNDATION

Is sobriety all that we can expect of a spiritual awakening?  No, sobriety is only a bare beginning.

AS BILL SEES IT p. 8

      Practicing the A.A. program is like building a house. First I had to pour a big, thick concrete slab on which to erect the house; that, to me, was the equivalent of stopping drinking.  But it's pretty uncomfortable living on a concrete slab, unprotected and exposed to the heat, cold, wind and rain.  So I built a room on the slab by starting to practice the program. The first room was rickety because I wasn't used to the work.  But as time passed, as I practiced the program, I learned to build better rooms.  The more I practiced, and the more I built, the more comfortable, and happy, was the home I now have to live in.

 
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