A. A. Today: The Final Effort

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wp-1485821892780.jpgAA Today are daily readings from the book “Twenty-Four Hours A Day.”

“Twenty-Four Hours A Day is intended for members of Alcoholics Anonymous as a help in their program of living one day at a time.

It is designed for those who want to start each day with a few minutes of thought, meditation, and prayer.”

February 13, 2017

Sometimes we can’t help thinking:  Why can’t we ever drink again?  We know it’s because we’re alcoholics, but why did we have to get that way?  The answer is that at some time in our drinking careers, we passed what is called our “tolerance point.”

When we passed this point, we passed from a condition in which we could not tolerate it at all.  After that, if we took one drink, we would sooner or later end up drunk.  When I think of liquor now, do I think of it as something that I can never tolerate again?

Meditation for the Day

In a race, it is when the goal is in sight that heart and nerves and muscles and courage are strained almost to the breaking point.  So with us.  The goal of the spiritual life is in sight.  All we need is the final effort.  The saddest records are made by people who ran well, with brave, stout hearts, until the sight of the goal and then some weakness or self-indulgence held them back.  They never knew how near the goal they were or how near they were to victory.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may press on until the goal is reached.  I pray that I may not give up in the final stretch.

 

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