AA Today: Liabilities of Drinking


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 1, 2016

When we think about having a drink, we’re thinking of the kick we get out of drinking, the pleasure, the escape from boredom, the feeling of self-importance, and the companionship of other drinkers.  What we don’t think of is the letdown, the hangover, the remorse, the waste of money, and the facing of another day.

In other words, when we think about that first drink, we’re thinking of all the assets of drinking and none of the liabilities.  What has drinking really got that we haven’t got in AA?  Do I believe that the liabilities of drinking outweigh the assets?

Meditation for the Day

I will start a new life each day.  I will put the old mistakes away and start anew each day.  God always offers me a fresh start.  I will not be burdened or anxious.  If God’s forgiveness were only for the righteous and those who had not sinned, where would be its need?  I believe that God forgives us all of our sins, if we are honestly trying to live today the way He wants us to live.  God forgives us much and we should be very grateful.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that my life may not be spoiled by worry and fear and selfishness.  I pray that I may have a glad, thankful, and humble heart.


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