Resentment into Compassion

“The basis of our recovery program is compassion and love for one another. We are never as close to God as in our compassionate moments.” – In God’s Care

The understanding, compassion and acceptance for others of me (with all my flaws) is what encouraged me to stay in the program and become a much better man. I’m eternally grateful for that. It’s so easy to see what’s wrong in people and situations, but to be evolved enough to see the struggles and deficiencies of others and choose to feel compassion rather than resentment is what defines us as loving, wonderful people. In an hour I’ll be attending a memorial for a sponsee’s father in law and I hope that I can adequately display my sense of empathy, compassion and love for his wife and her family. As the 11th step prayer says so eloquently, make me a channel of peace. When I am completely unselfish, and truly there for others, ILML! 

– JamieQ

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