Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Three Legged Stool: How to Dismantle Your Program, or The Yellow Brick Road to Hell

The Three Legged Stool: How to Dismantle Your Program, or The Yellow Brick Road to Hell

Think it is ok to miss a meeting here and there? Think again...or better yet, don't think - just go to the damn meeting!


  1. So far, I have yet to find an excuse to stop going to my regular meetings. I hope the same is for you (if that's what you want).

  2. The minute I start thinking like that, I know alcoholism has returned. Missing a meeting isn't a critical thing, THINKING and reasoning missing a meeting being just fine, that is mayhem in the making. I lost my ability to choose when I realized the hopelessness and helplessness of alcoholism.

    I've missed meetings for twelve step calls and other things I've had no control over, and I've known the feeling and thinking that comes with deciding I don't need one today through my brilliant deductive reasoning. Sheesh, selfish and self-centered to the core.

    Glad I'm excited to go to homegroup tonight, and sponsor's home group and district meeting tomorrow...

    I'm kept just busy enough not to get in real trouble :oP :oD

  3. Thanks for posting this, Marie. It's a good list, the product of a friend's very unpleasant experience.


    To be saved, you must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31).

    However, that's not all. Sacred Scripture clearly shows other things you must also do to be saved:

    • You must endure to the end. Matthew 10:22, Matthew 24:13, Mark 13:13.

    • You must accept the Cross (suffering). Matthew 10:38, Matthew 16:24-25, Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23, Luke 14:27.

    • You must be baptized with water. Mark 16:16, Titus 3:5, I Peter 3:20-21.

    • You must be a member in God's true church. Acts 2:47.

    • You must confess your sins. James 5:16, I John 1:9.

    • You must keep the Commandments of God. Matthew 5:19-20, Matthew 7:21.

    • You must heed the words of St. Peter, the first Pope. Acts 11:13-14, Acts 15:7.

    • You must eat the flesh and drink the blood of Jesus Christ. John 6:51-58, I Corinthians 10:16, I Corinthians 11:23-29.

    • Our justification comes from the grace of God. Grace is favor, the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to His call to become children of God, adoptive sons, partakers of the divine nature and of eternal life. CCC 1996, John 1:12-18, John 17:3, Romans 8:14-17, 2 Peter 1:3-4.

    The only Church that meets all the requirements of Salvation is the Holy Catholic Church.

  5. I find that if I miss a meeting or two, I take steps backward.


Thank you for sharing!