Sept. 15, 2014 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden


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The Serenity Prayer

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Today’s thought from Hazelden is:

My spiritual life has changed in the last few years.
 — James Casey

Most of us have expanded our understanding of “the spiritual life.” We may have grown up in religious homes. That wouldn’t be unusual. But now we realize that didn’t necessarily mean we were encouraged to be spiritual. The idea of “spirituality” might have been suspect, even. To our parents it may have sounded like the occult rather than a church affiliation.

What spirituality meant to Jim, and perhaps means to many of us, is having a relationship we nurture with the Creator, however we define that. It means believing we have an inner voice that is eager to offer us guidance whenever we are at a loss about what to do. Practicing a spiritual life also relieves us of the burden of worrying about the future. We know it will take care of itself, in the same way we’ll be taken care of.

As we move through life, we continue to be confronted by conflict and problems over which we have no control. That’s the learning curve, nothing more. We’ll always be on this path. The good news is that our response to the struggle will change in proportion to our willingness to seek God’s help.

How I see God and my life should keep changing.

Will I do my part to open my eyes wider today?

You are reading from the book:

Keepers of the Wisdom by Karen Casey

Keepers of the Wisdom © 1996 by Karen Casey

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