The Number One Offender

Resentment is the “number one” offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease; for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. ~ World Service, Alcoholics Anonymous. The Big Book and A Study Guide of the 12 Steps. Anonymous Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Resentment. The number one offender.
Bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly…
or at least believing it true. The word comes from
the Latin for feeling again. When we do a Fourth Step
we often find we really weren’t treated unfairly,
that we started the ball rolling but shifted responsibility
for the hurt we felt. The Resentment bug is epidemic
in the lives of addicts like us. But there is hope…
there is a remedy for the illness of resentment.
For a spiritual malady, the solution is a spiritual aid,
a Power able to resolve what we could not!
Thank God!