January 28

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Sober Thought of the Day
“The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us.”
― Alcoholics Anonymous

The last thing I wanted when I got sober was to make new friends. I had plenty of friends, or so I thought. I simply wanted somebody to teach me how to not drink today and every day. Funny how the thing we say we want the least (in my case, fellowship) is the thing that helped the most in the end. Number 9

Psalm of the Day
Responsorial Psalm PS 98:1, 2-3AB, 3CD-4, 5-6

R. (1a) Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.

Sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done wondrous deeds;
His right hand has won victory for him,
his holy arm.
R. Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.

The LORD has made his salvation known:
in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
toward the house of Israel.
R. Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.

All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
break into song; sing praise.
R. Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.

Sing praise to the LORD with the harp,
with the harp and melodious song.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
sing joyfully before the King, the LORD.
R. Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.

Today’s Saint
“Lord, if this is how you treat your friends, no wonder you have so many enemies.”  Teresa of Ávila

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