Saturday, July 26, 2008



Hello whoever comes here If your heart is even slightly heavy today, allow Him Who has all power--God--allow Him into your soul, and allow His soothing Grace to overcome any obstacle to your feeling of peacefulness.

Those ancient Greeks had a single word which meant for them both "heart" and "soul". Sort of pronounced (don't laugh, all youse Greeks out there!) "Psookase". At any rate, since my own heart is not heavy today--but I'll just say it is in an unrestful state, I've turned to my favorite God paragraph in our wonderful Big Book. This is in Chapter to the Agnostics, Page 55. You'll find it. I've italicized, and capitalized a bit, forgive me for that license.

"We finally saw, that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend. Sometimes we had to search fearlessly but HE WAS THERE. He was as much a fact as we were. We found the Great Reality deep down within us. In the last analysis it is only there that He may be found. It was so with us."

How I love that description, which allows my understanding of God to be totally different from your own. Yet we are talking about the same Entity...and this Entity knows always the needs of each of us. This Entity is listening all through Eternity to each of our momentary cries for help, and with certainty, supplies the answers: meaning (to me!)...read the next Chapter, HOW IT WORKS!
Love Y'all,
Steveroni (rhymes with "macaroni" -grin-), who is really of German descent.


Heather said...

I just wanted to drop by and let you know that I'm still breathing. LOL Works hectic and I've not been very sociable lately....part of the whole ugly business of addiction. I thoroughly enjoy reading your daily postings, Steve. Thank you for your kindness and thank you for sharing!

Ginnie said...

I will be forever thankful that the AA program uses the phrase, "God as we understand him". It is the first place where I've felt comfortable with the concept of a Higher Power and it's worked for more than 19 years.
Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.

dAAve said...

I hope the rest of your weekend is great!

Mary Christine said...

It's amazing to me how much "The God of my understanding" has changed over the years.... and yet, probably He never changed.