February 25

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Sober Thought of the Day
When men and women pour so  much alcohol into themselves that they destroy their lives, they commit a most unnatural act. Defying their instinctive desire for self-preservation, they seem bent upon self-destruction, working against their own deepest instinct. As Bill Sees It, pg 246

Alcoholism is like a cancer. With cancer our own cells turn against us, and so it is with alcohol to the alcoholic–as an organic brain disease our own mind tells us we are not sick and can drink like normal men. Number 9

Psalm of the Day
Responsorial Psalm PS 79:8, 9, 11 AND 13

R. (see 103:10a) Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.

Remember not against us the iniquities of the past;
may your compassion quickly come to us,
for we are brought very low.
R. Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.

Help us, O God our savior,
because of the glory of your name;
Deliver us and pardon our sins
for your name’s sake.
R. Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.

Let the prisoners’ sighing come before you;
with your great power free those doomed to death.
Then we, your people and the sheep of your pasture,
will give thanks to you forever;
through all generations we will declare your praise.
R. Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.

Today’s Saint
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish. Pope John Paul II

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