MY GREAT MYTH
Why did I always believe that I had "fallen from god's grace"? For one thing, I was brought up "...to know God, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and be happy with Him forever in eternity..."
When my age had progressed to the stage where I became "the Enlightened One" (about age 12), I just knew that business about being happy forever was so much rotting horse manure. And that is where God and I parted ways--at least I parted.
Then one day many years hence, someone let me realize--know--that a "religious upbringing" had very little to do with a personal relationship with God. So I could feel "a part of" the world rather than "apart from" the whole show. I now "talk" to God, as He is a person--albeit a Spirit--standing right here, not as a heavenly Being "way out there". And we get along fine these days--SOooooo much better than in the DAZE past.
As a recovering(ed) alcoholic, I have learned to depend on a daily needed Power (to stay sober, and to grow in spirituality) which could be given to me only by a God of my understanding.
I pray that this relationship will continue to grow and mature into a way of living which allows me to carry the message of sobriety to other suffering alcoholics, to know His Will for me today, and to be endowed with the Power to carry it out.
Why oh why do I post these stupid jokes? Well, this one is for all those whose names begin with any letter from A to Z (OK, Zane?)
A guy spotted a nice looking girl in a bar. He went over and started with small talk. Seeing that she didn't back off he asked her name.
"Carmen," she replied.
That's a nice name," he said warming up the conversation. "Who named you, your mother?"
"No, I named myself, she answered.
"Oh, that's interesting. Why Carmen?"
"Because I like cars, and I like men," she said looking directly into his eyes.
"So what's your name?" she asked.
Nodding his head he said, "Beersex".
Peeps, I pray you have LOVE in your hearts today.
And PEACE to His Peeps on earth.