In time, I came to believe that my alcoholic loved one might be the messenger my Higher Power used to let me know that I needed to get help. ~ Family Groups, Al-Anon. Courage to Change—One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon II (Kindle Locations 2297-2298). Al-Anon Family Groups. Kindle Edition.
Can your resentment be the source of your salvation?
What does THAT mean? I’m not using the word
in a theological sense. Rather, salvation means
“liberation from ignorance or illusion” or
“preservation from destruction or failure” or
“deliverance from danger or difficulty.”
Can you be liberated from ignorance or illusion
when you believe someone else is making you angry?
Do danger and difficulty persist when you’re pissed?
Can you be delivered from anxiety while resenting?
Who would you tend to accuse of making you mad?
As you move toward true Recovery
and release the resentments to find your peace
will you be able to say the people who “angered you”
might be the messengers your Higher Power used
to let me know that you needed to get help?
Can you say it now?