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    APRIL 13 Reflection for the Day

    Any number of compulsive gamblers are bedeviled by the conviction that if they ever go near the Gamblers Anonymous Program – whether by attending meetings or talking one-to-one with a member – they’ll be pressured to conform to some particular brand of faith or religion. They don’t realize that faith is never an imperative for membership in the Program; that freedom from gambling can be achieved with an easily acceptable minimum of it; and that our concepts of a Higher Power and God – as we understand him – afford everyone a nearly unlimited choice of spiritual belief and action.

    Am I receiving strength by sharing with newcomers?

    Today I Pray
    May I never frighten newcomers or keep away those who we are considering coming to GA by imposing on them my particular, personal ideas about a Higher Power. May each discover his or her own spiritual identity. May all find within themselves a link with some great universal Being or Spirit whose power is greater than theirs individually. May I grow, both in tolerance and in spirituality, every day.

    Today I Will Remember
    I will reach, not preach.

    APRIL 13 Reflection for the Day

    Any number of compulsive gamblers are bedeviled by the conviction that if they ever go near the Gamblers Anonymous Program – whether by attending meetings or talking one-to-one with a member – they’ll be pressured to conform to some particular brand of faith or religion. They don’t realize that faith is never an imperative for membership in the Program; that freedom from gambling can be achieved with an easily acceptable minimum of it; and that our concepts of a Higher Power and God – as we understand him – afford everyone a nearly unlimited choice of spiritual belief and action.

    Am I receiving strength by sharing with newcomers?

    Today I Pray
    May I never frighten newcomers or keep away those who we are considering coming to GA by imposing on them my particular, personal ideas about a Higher Power. May each discover his or her own spiritual identity. May all find within themselves a link with some great universal Being or Spirit whose power is greater than theirs individually. May I grow, both in tolerance and in spirituality, every day.

    Today I Will Remember
    I will reach, not preach.