Sunday, September 25, 2011

Finding Me Day 6 Rembering the Golden Rule

"We are precious to him, the man dying in the street--precious to him, that millionaire--precious to him the sinner--precious to him." Mother Teresa


      You did then what you knew how to do, And when you knew better, You did better.”  Maya Anjeleou

We are all children of God.  I can accept this almost all of the time; now more than ever.  One of the places that I have a harder time is when someone  blatantly tries to cause harm to me or my family in an effort of personal gain.  I have prayed for the strength to forgive, but I'm not sure that I'm there and I don't especially know how to get there.  However, while I pray for the ability to forgive, I will recognize that this is not a safe person. 

I think this also applies to remembering that we are precious to God.  So many of us have raked ourselves over the coals to look for what we did wrong with our addicted family member.  I think we all need to get to know what our personal motives are for our behaviors.  Then pray for direction.  Learning to love ourselves and others is a big job.  It is the most important job. 

Today I pray for the wisdom to learn the lessons that I need to learn.  I pray for all of you who love and care for anyone affected by the disease of addiction.  I pray increased awareness and I say a prayer for Henry.

5 comments:

beachteacher said...

I just want you to know how very much I enjoy reading your blog. It's wonderful. Thank you for your posts.

Annette said...

I wanted to pop in and thank you for your comment on my blog. I look forward to reading more and getting to know you.

Lou said...

Love the Anjeleou quote. I had forgotten it..

nice series. I'm enjoying it.

Hattie Heaton (Mom of an Addict) said...

Thanks guys...I just need to remind myself to work on the journey. I appreciate the feed back.

Hattie Heaton (Mom of an Addict) said...

Beachteacher...I've been trying to comment on your blog and it says that I don't have permission to comment....do I need to change my settings?