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FR.LEO'S DAILY MEDITATION #essentialsofrecovery

FORGIVING

“One that cannot forgive others Breaks the Bridge over which one must pass oneself, for every person has need to Be forgiven.”

~ Thomas Fuller 

My Failings as an alcoholic help me accept others. The fact that I make mistakes helps me enjoy creative relationships. Because I know what it means to fail, I understand the failings of others. My weaknesses are a bridge to my fellow and sister human beings.

By contrast, when I was drinking I thought I was perfect. I always had to be right, which led to judgment, argument, and alienation. Alcohol fed my arrogance and pride; sobriety nurtures my humility and understanding.

Today I am comfortable in my skin. I allow others, and myself, all the latitude necessary to grow. My recovery expands as I forgive.

God, I understand that even my failings can work for me in sobriety. 

© 2008 Leo Booth
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