February 26

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Sober Thought of the Day
Alcoholics tend to think big and go to extremes. This kind of thinking coupled with perfectionism dooms us to failure. Moderation should be your byword. The Recovery Book, by Anthony Radcliff, MD

In meetings when someone mentions the tendency we have towards grandiosity, I always chuckle inside thinking of all my elaborate plans I had for the future. Yes, that’s me. Grandiose ideas but no follow through. In non-alcoholics I believe this personality trait is called being a “dreamer.”  When I find myself forging grand plans in my head, I now remind myself to slow down, everything in moderation, start small, time takes time. Number 9 

Psalm of the Day
Responsorial Psalm PS 50:8-9, 16BC-17, 21 AND 23

R. (23b) To the upright I will show the saving power of God

“Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you,
for your burnt offerings are before me always.
I take from your house no bullock,
no goats out of your fold.”
R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

“Why do you recite my statutes,
and profess my covenant with your mouth,
Though you hate discipline
and cast my words behind you?”
R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

“When you do these things, shall I be deaf to it?
Or do you think that I am like yourself?
I will correct you by drawing them up before your eyes.
He that offers praise as a sacrifice glorifies me;
and to him that goes the right way I will show the salvation of God.”
R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

Today’s Saint
“Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing.” It waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.” Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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3 responses »

  1. I see a pattern here….I may not be so unique after all! And, I get the chuckles every time I hear a newcomer describe their self revelations ‘with amazement’, not knowing that they’re pretty much covering everyone in the room. It humbles me.

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