LET IT PASS AND IT WILL PASS

Spirit Daily has an article posted yesterday (or today) entitled: LET IT PASS AND IT WILL PASS. It is on the spiritual and sacramental benefits of Confession. In Twelve Step movements we usually hear a lot about cleaning up the past, and this in important in 4th and 5th Step work. Past hurts, resentment and …

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PAINT THE RIGHT PORTRAIT OF YOUR LIFE

Spirit Daily once again has an excellent article of particular relevance to Sober Catholic readers. In the article: PAINT THE RIGHT PORTRAIT OF YOUR LIFE we are exhorted to pay attention to cleaning up and developing our interior life. Get rid of all the useless garbage inside ourselves and we will make progress towards becoming …

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Purge of Untruth

Spirit Daily has another excellent article on spiritual progression to consider: IT’S PRIME TIME TO DIG DEEP AND ASK GOD TO CLEANSE YOU OF UNTRUTHS — HIDDEN OR OTHER The author puts forth the notion that summertime is a prime time for spiritual cleansing, just getting rid of the gunk in our inner lives. Through …

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FORGIVE YOURSELF!

Spirit Daily has an excellent article on the need to “FORGIVE YOURSELF!” Kindly read it, it is very important for us alcoholics and addicts (anyone, really) to release ourselves from the emotional bonds that tie us to the deeds of our past. And not just for the here-and-now mental health. There is an eternal dimension, …

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Crucifying your old self

This week is Holy Week, the time from Palm Sunday thru the Triduum (3 days) of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. It is also a good time to get “caught up” with your Lenten resolutions of interior conversion and penance. Spirit Daily has a great article on using Holy Week to “become a …

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By their fruits you shall know them

Spirit Daily posted an article recently on spiritual growth and development, an issue that is near and dear to the hearts of people in recovery everywhere. It’s a good read, here it is: SEEK YOUR ‘HIGHEST SELF’ AND REMEMBER THAT BY THE FRUITS WE KNOW OTHERS AND OURSELVES Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like …

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Responding to the annoying

Nice article from Spirit Daily about reacting to the annoying people in our lives, and how to profit from them: “WHEN SOMEONE IRKS YOU, CAST OUT DEFECT THAT MAY CONNECT YOU AND RISE ABOVE IT”: Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)”The …

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November: the Month of the Dead

An excellent article by Susan Tassone appears in Spirit Daily: Spirit Daily – Daily spiritual news from around the world: “‘MONTH OF THE DEAD’” (Via Spirit Daily.) It reminds us that November is a particularly good month to remember our deceased loved ones. Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please …

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Person of Destiny

There is an article from Spirit Daily that I encourage you to read. An excerpt explains it better: “You are a person of destiny. You are destined for Heaven. You are destined to be the best you can be. You are also unique. Period. Your greatness is not worldly greatness. And so your soul bears …

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Being wary of diversions

There is an excellent article (yet again!)in Spirit Daily about the various ways in which we are diverted from following God’s will in daily living and in various point in our lives. (Via Spirit Daily.) Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)”The …

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