Tomorrow is Easter, and the third day of Passover. Many of us will be visiting with relatives, or we may be living at home. There will probably be some pressure to attend church, or temple during the coming week, and many of us have developed aversions to the religious practices of our families, for a variety of reasons that aren’t worth delving into here.
However, those of us who are involved in 12-step programs are in the process of making, or preparing to make, amends. Even though we may have our reservations, wouldn’t it be a wonderful surprise for our families if we tried to participate in the celebrations?
It wouldn’t cost us anything, really. Our “principles” were formed in our addictions, and such an endeavor will give us a chance to reevaluate them in the light of sobriety and clear thinking. We can tighten it up and “act as if” for a couple of hours.
And it would mean so much to them.