Wednesday, October 2, 2013

BECOMING RELATIONALLY RESPONSE-ABLE - from WHEN LOST MEN COME HOME, NOT FOR MEN ONLY

BECOMING RELATIONALLY RESPONSE-ABLE
The power to love and live well is a gift from God. It’s the joyous gift of living well spiritually and relationally. As we become more spiritually connected with God and as we develop healthier relationships with others, we become healthier people ourselves. As we become responsible to others for our actions, we will become response-able with our wives, our children and our vocations. Our individual place in the world will begin to make sense. We will find our place in this world to be a very, very, very good place.
 
With all of this in mind, our job at this time is to make a list of the people we have hurt and become willing to forgive others for any wrongs they have done to us. Doing this helps us become ready to make things right. There are no excuses. No ifs, no ands, and no buts. Excuses, procrastination and delay may be understandable, but they are unacceptable if we intend to grow in recovery. Excuses stop recovery dead in its tracks. The calling of Christ in recovery is to make our list and become ready to make things right wherever we can. There is no good reason we should not do this. There is no good reason to delay.

"Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift."
Matthew 5:23-24 NIV
 
This is an excerpt from WHEN LOST MEN COME HOME, not for men only  ~ Copyright David Zailer, 2011


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