From the Daily Reflections of January 24;
There is action and more action. “Faith without works is dead.” . . . To be helpful is our only aim. (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 88-89)
I understand that service is a vital part of recovery but I often wonder, “What can I do?” Simply start with what I have today! I look around to see where there is a need. Are the ashtrays full? Do I have hands and feet to empty them? Suddenly I’m involved! The best speaker may make the worst coffee; the member who’s best with newcomers may be unable to read; the one willing to clean up may make a mess of the bank account — yet every one of these people and jobs is essential to an active group. The miracle of service is this: when I use what I have, I find there is more available to me than I realized before.
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My ability to work is the most practical and helpful expression of my faith-filled connection with my Higher Power. Once connected and guided through prayer and meditation, I see what form my work will take. After it is offered into the Fellowship, I become aware of an interdependence in my human connection. Our various forms of work responds to the various needs of the Fellowship.
There is a saying I picked up from my churchian days that I think is applicable here. You reap what you sow, more than you sow, and later than you sow. It seems the trick is to develop a lifestyle of sowing or investing in others if you want to live in an environment that is giving and abundant.