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The pharisees of recovery
Jonah Whale Meditation
The Lord's Vineyard
Parable of the talents
|Stations of the Cross
1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death- pray for faith.
How did we condemn our family to death through our addiction?
2nd Station: Jesus takes up His cross- pray for understanding.
Do we take up the cross of responsibility and accountability on a
3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time- pray for knowledge
When confronted with setbacks, do we go back to the old behavior
patterns or do we use them to acknowledge our weakness and grow
4th Station: Jesus meets His Mother- pray for hope
The road to my recovery is lined with brothers and sisters that pray
for me and intercede for my family’s needs. Am I grateful? A
grateful addict is a sober one.
5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry His cross- pray for
fear of the Lord
There are times when I become a bystander with the people around
me. I become a rock that doesn’t move. Do I seek those that will
help me move it?
6th Station: Jesus meets Veronica- pray for charity
Weary and bloody we seek refuge and renewal. The face of recovery
must be periodically cleansed.
7th Station: Jesus falls a second time- We pray for wisdom.
“for the foolishness of Gods is wiser than human wisdom, and the
weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” 1 COR 1:25
We all have limits; we are ordinary; we are finite. He is limitless,
extraordinary and infinite.
8th Station: Jesus Comforts the women of Jerusalem- pray for
Sobriety comforts me. The Lord is my sobriety. The lord comforts
me. He empowers me to comfort others.
9th Station: Jesus falls a third time- We pray for council
When the weight of recovery becomes too great, we must take an
inventory and evaluate our approach, particularly with co-
10th Station: Jesus is stripped of His garments- we pray for justice
The stripping of our garments is our honesty and our willingness to
be led by others.
Station 11: Jesus is nailed to the cross- I pray for piety
When I contemplate the wood, I see the blood stains and the
memories that stir up regret, guilt and shame. These are no longer
mine, they belong to the wood.
Station 12: Jesus dies on the cross- we pray for fortitude
The man that I used to be will always drink and drug, the woman I
used to be will always control, worry, and feel sorry for herself.
These people have now died on the cross. We are new creations in
Station 13: Jesus is taken down from the cross- pray for service
Joseph of Arimathea requested the body of Jesus at the risk of his
own life. At some point in our life, our sobriety depends on such a
request. When we choose to relapse, we are not willing to take that
Station 14: Jesus is laid in the tomb- We pray for temperance
The solitude and peace that we experience in sobriety is
incomparable. A price has been paid for it. Darkness becomes light,
chaos becomes order, drunkenness becomes sobriety, and death