We are like the passengers of a great liner the moment after rescue from shipwreck when camaraderie, joyousness and democracy pervade the vessel from steerage to Captain’s table. Unlike the feelings of the ship’s passengers, however, our joy in escape from disaster does not subside as we go our individual ways. The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us. Alcoholics Anonymous pg 17
May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other—each with the attitude of Christ Jesus toward the other. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. So accept each other just as Christ has accepted you; then God will be glorified. Romans 15:5-7 NLT
Father, I thank you that today I can accept people as they are and Not as I would have them to be. Help me to see them through your eyes and not my own. Lord, I ask you to help me focus on our similarities and our solution and not our differences. I pray that I may treat everyone with your love knowing also that you have no favorites but shower your love down on the grateful and the ungrateful alike. I pray that your love will shine through me today. In Jesus Name, Amen.