February 13

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Living Sober through the Psalms

Sober Thought for the Day
We will know we are ready and willing for Step 8 when we can apologize to those who hurt us, when we don’t follow the philosophy of “an eye for an eye” and cross off the list those who have gotten revenge or those whom we feel “deserved” our ill treatment. This step is not about judging others. We need to pull back into our humility and learn to replace judgment with attitudes of mercy and forgiveness. Whether our “enemies” ask for it or not, it is our responsibility to forgive them in our hearts and then apologize for our wrongdoing. This is the only attitude that will lead to emotional resolution. The Twelve Step Journal, by Claudette Wassil-Grimm, p. 224-225

I am grateful to God today for his mercy. Not his justice. If I got what I deserved (justice), then I would be dead…

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