We’re told when we come to AA that we are powerless. That is certainly true of curing ourselves of the disease of alcoholism. However, once we get the Higher Power (God) in our lives, we begin to realize that we have power, namely, the power of the Spirit. This enlivening Spirit becomes more present and real to us as we pray and meditate daily. Gradually we find we have a tremendous ability to influence others for the good. This makes us not only feel worthwhile but also useful to humankind. Isn’t this something! A great contrast from our earlier life in the bog of alcoholism.
So, today, let us rely on the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Let us step out and speak and act as His Spirit inspires us. Expect a miracle today!
Prayer: Lord, I believe that your Spirit lives in me today. Grant me the courage to start stepping out in faith. I want to be a blessing to the people around me! Amen.
These thoughts offered by Brother Richard Hittle, S.J., a grateful 1980 graduate of Guest House and an employee since 2004.