Keep Your Own House In Order

Mark 7: 21-23

“From within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder , adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, follyAll these evils come from within and they defile.”

So often as addicts we want to take another person’s inventory when we haven’t taken our own inventory. It defiles us when we constantly pick out other’s faults but fail to acknowledge our own faults. This quote from the AA Big Book gives us some help in this matter:

“…you must remember that your real reliance is always upon [God]. He will show you how to create the fellowship you crave. … Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. But obviously you cannot transmit something you haven’t got. See to it that your relationship with Him is right, and great events will come to pass for you and countless others. This is the Great Fact for us.

“Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.

May God bless you and keep you – until then.”

One thought on “Keep Your Own House In Order

  1. Thank you

    On Feb 7, 2018 9:23 PM, “Saint Joseph L.I.F.E. Group of Maine” wrote:

    > saintjosephlife posted: “Mark 7: 21-23 “From within people, from their > hearts, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder , adultery, greed, > malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly. All > these evils come from within and they defile.” So often as addi” >

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