July 15 Reflection for the Day
Faced with almost certain destruction by our addiction to gambling, we eventually had no choice but to become open-minded on spiritual matters. In that sense, the multitude of ways we used to bet and wager were potent persuaders; they finally whipped us into a state of reasonableness. We came to learn that when we stubbornly close the doors on our minds, we’re locking out far more than we’re locking in.
Do I immediately reject new ideas? Or do I patiently strive to change my old way of living?
Today I Pray
May I keep an open mind, especially on spiritual matters, remembering that “spiritual” is a bigger word than “religious.” ( I was born of the Spirit, but I was taught religion.) May I remember that a locked mind is a symptom of my addiction and an open mind is essential to my recovery.
Today I Will Remember
If I lock more out than I lock in, what am I protecting?