As people recovering from addiction and unhealthy attachments, we’ve experienced the love, grace, and mercy that comes when the Lord hears our desperate pleas. As today’s Responsorial Psalm reminds us, “from all [our] distress he saved [us]” (Psalm 34:7). We know He is trustworthy and can perform the seemingly impossible if we submit to His will.
Just like the early apostles of today’s first reading who were miraculously released from prison and told to “tell the people everything about this life,” we too must share our experience, strength, and hope with others with holy boldness (Acts 5:20).
By working the Twelve Steps, we have the means to escape the imprisonment and darkness of reckless, destructive behavior and live in the light that glorifies our loving God who gave His only son for our salvation!
- What obstacles prevent you from going forth with holy boldness to share what God has done for you?
- Are there areas of your life that still linger in “darkness”? Are you willing to bring any of them to light?
Daily Mass Readings
First Reading: Acts 5:17-26
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gospel: John 3:16-21
Reflection by Kay P.