PEEPS IS WHERE HE IS
Today I get to ride 50 miles on my scooter to our district AA meeting. As a new GSR, I remember last month that the meeting lasted more than 5 hours. And I fell asleep--sort of. Today I will not snooze because the temperature is in the 60's and on a bike there is the wind factor.
The 7 AM AA meeting this morning was about God. Since each of us has--and is certainly allowed--to have our own concept of our Higher Power, this is a tricky topic to address. The first 164 pages in our Big Book "Alcoholics Anonymous" for me is like a rock-solid creed from which I sometimes veer, but to which I usually try to adhere.
A priest in AA named (believe this!) Father Bill Wilson tells us on his CD that Chapter Four "To The Agnostics" is the most important piece of literature in all of written history. He had been seeking the "real" God from Rome Italy, to California. Studying in Rome, he acquired TWO doctoral degrees, no dummy, this guy. And he "found God" in Chapter 4 of our Big Book page 55. In fact, Father Bill Wilson reads aloud this paragraph (about halfway down page 55) TWO TIMES in his talk--it is that important to him, for understanding "where is God"...
"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."
Yes, it does say "deep down within us" and "In the last analysis" and "ONLY there that He may be found." WOW! It almost says to me to look no further that the Peep next to me and I should be able to "see" God. This chapter/paragraph changed my lifelong-held perspective of God--as if God ever needed MY "perspective-change"--grin!!!
Sober, Love, and Peace for today
For ALL you Peeps and me, I pray!
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