June 13 Reflection for the Day
I don’t believe that the Gamblers Anonymous Program and the Twelve Steps work because I read it in a book, or because I hear other people say so. I believe it because I see other people recovering and because I know that I, too, am recovering. No longer do I believe that I am “helpless and hopeless.” When I see the change in other people and in myself, I know that the Program works. When a television reporter once asked the philosopher Jung if he believed in God, Jung replied slowly, “I don’t believe, I know.”
Do I know that the Program works?
Today I Pray
Show me the happy endings, the mended lives, the reconstituted selves, the rebuilt bridges, so I will not have to accept on faith the fact that the Program works. May I see it working – for others and for me. May I be grateful for the documented reality of the Program’s success. May this certainty help me find the faith I need to follow the Twelve Steps.
Today I Will Remember
The Gamblers Anonymous Program works.