March 8

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Sober Thought of the Day
“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy.”
― Frank Sinatra

In distress you called and I answered you. This Psalm rings true for many of us who, even if our lives were functioning fine on the outside still we knew on the inside something had to give. Alcohol separates the alcoholic from her relationship with God and there’s nothing worse than that. Number 9

Psalm of the Day
Responsorial Psalm PS 81:6C-8A, 8BC-9, 10-11AB, 14 AND 17

R. (see 11 and 9a) I am the Lord your God: hear my voice.

An unfamiliar speech I hear:
“I relieved his shoulder of the burden;
his hands were freed from the basket.
In distress you called, and I rescued you.”
R. I am the Lord your God: hear my voice.

“Unseen, I answered you in thunder;
I tested you at the waters of Meribah.
Hear, my people, and I will admonish you;
O Israel, will you not hear me?”
R. I am the Lord your God: hear my voice.

“There shall be no strange god among you
nor shall you worship any alien god.
I, the LORD, am your God
who led you forth from the land of Egypt.”
R. I am the Lord your God: hear my voice.

“If only my people would hear me,
and Israel walk in my ways,
I would feed them with the best of wheat,
and with honey from the rock I would fill them.”
R. I am the Lord your God: hear my voice.

Today’s Saint
“Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.”  St. Catherine of Siena

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  1. Pingback: Prayer of Saint Catherine of Siena "My Nature Is Fire" | Catholic Alcoholic

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