The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. —St. Augustine—
We started recovering the minute we admitted we were powerless over our illness. We crossed over from dishonesty to honesty. Often, we don’t see what power honestly has. Maybe we still aren’t sure that being honest is best for us. It is!
This is why the authors of the Big Book ask us to be totally honest from the start. Just as denial is what makes addiction work, honesty is what makes recovery work.
Honesty means self-respect. Honesty heals. Honesty let us look people in the eyes. What comfort we’ll feel as we deeper into our program.
Prayer for the Day: I pray that I’ll let go totally. I pray that I’ll keep no secrets that could put my sobriety at risk.
Action for the Day: Today, I’ll read the first three pages of “How It Works” in the Big Book.