Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bill W. meets Dr. Bob S.

A friend of mine who goes to a lot of those AA meetings sent me the following yesterday: It bears sharing with others:

AA began 74 years ago today with Dr Bob's last drink.

Today we can all have Hope, instead of desperation;

Faith, instead of despair;

Courage, instead of fear;

Peace of Mind, instead of confusion;

Self-respect, instead of self-contempt;

Self-confidence, instead of helplessness;

The respect of others, instead of their pity and contempt;

A clean conscience, instead of a sense of guilt;

Real friendships, instead of loneliness;

A clean pattern of life, instead of a purposeless existence;

the love and understanding of our families, instead of their doubts and fears;

and the freedom of a happy life, instead of the bondage of an alcoholic obsession.

With Love,
Herb B

Pretty spectacular, eh?

As my friends who go to a lot of AA and Al-Anon and other 12-Step program meetings say: Hooray for the Higher Power!

Blessings and peace to one and all,

Fr. Tim, SJ

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