A.A. Today: The Morning After


AA 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 6, 21016

On a dark night, the bright lights of the corner bar look mighty inviting.  Inside, there seems to be warmth and good cheer.  But we don’t stop to think that if we go in there we’ll probably end up drunk, with our money spent and an awful hangover.  A long mahogany bar in the tropical moonlight looks like a very happy place.

But you should see the place the next morning.  The chairs are piled on the tables and the place stinks of stale beer and cigarette stubs.  And often we are there too, trying to cure the shakes by gulping down straight whiskey.  Can I look straight through the night before and see the morning after?

Meditation for the Day

God finds, amid the crowd, a few people who follow Him, just to be near Him, just to dwell in His presence.  A longing in the Eternal Heart may be satisfied by these fe people.

I will let God know that I seek just to dwell in His presence, to be near Him, not so much for teaching or a message, as just for Him.  It may be that the longing of the human heart to be loved for itself is something caught from the Great Divine Heart.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may have a listening ear, so that God may speak to me.  I pray that I may have a waiting heart, so that God may come to me.

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