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March 11

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Sober Thought of the Day
“Death: “There are better things in the world than alcohol, Albert.” Albert: “Oh, yes, sir. But alcohol sort of compensates for not getting them.”   Terry Pratchett

“At nightfall, weeping enters in, but with the dawn rejoicing.” This line of the Psalm from today reminds me of how, especially in the beginning it would be difficult at the end of the day. I’d be irritable and in need of comfort, something to take the edge off. But this promises me that with the dawn there will be rejoicing–tomorrow is another day and inevitably, undoubtedly, I’d feel a whole lot better the next morning if I just hang tight through the night. Number 9

Psalm of the Day
Responsorial Psalm PS 30:2 AND 4, 5-6, 11-12A AND 13B
R. (2a) I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

I will extol you, O LORD, for you drew me clear
and did not let my enemies rejoice over me.
O LORD, you brought me up from the nether world;
you preserved me from among those going down into the pit.
R. I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

Sing praise to the LORD, you his faithful ones,
and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger lasts but a moment;
a lifetime, his good will.
At nightfall, weeping enters in,
but with the dawn, rejoicing.
R. I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

“Hear, O LORD, and have pity on me;
O LORD, be my helper.”
You changed my mourning into dancing;
O LORD, my God, forever will I give you thanks.
R. I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

Today’s Saint
“Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.”  St. Vincent de Paul

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February 11

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Sober Thought of the Day
“Alcohol addiction is a multifactorial phenomenon where personality traits, individual and social influences interact with neurobiology, creating varied clinical results and manifestations. The effect of alcohol on the central nervous system has been established but the exact mechanisms of action remain obscure.” Brain Blogger

One day at at a time is the only way of living that brings me joy. Number 9

Psalm of the Day
Responsorial Psalm Ps 104:1-2a, 5-6, 10 And 12, 24 And 35c

R. (31b) May the Lord be glad in his works.

Bless the LORD, O my soul!
O LORD, my God, you are great indeed!
You are clothed with majesty and glory,
robed in light as with a cloak.
R. May the Lord be glad in his works.

You fixed the earth upon its foundation,
not to be moved forever;
With the ocean, as with a garment, you covered it;
above the mountains the waters stood.
R. May the Lord be glad in his works.

You send forth springs into the watercourses
that wind among the mountains.
Beside them the birds of heaven dwell;
from among the branches they send forth their song.
R. May the Lord be glad in his works.

How manifold are your works, O LORD!
In wisdom you have wrought them all—
the earth is full of your creatures;
Bless the LORD, O my soul! Alleluia.
R. May the Lord be glad in his works.

Today’s Saint
Those who are called to the table of the Lord must glow with the brightness. St. John of Capistrano