The God of our understanding
Please reflect on how the group that you are part of, Depressed Anonymous , has helped you find acceptance, and mercy, from this God of your understanding.
A comment from the AA Grapevine:
“…The faith of my Sunday school days was gone, and the “God of my understanding” was far off. (But not so far as I thought, as it turned out). It stretched me to even imagine “a power, a strength, and for me to became willing to take this route. I wasn’t ready to take on God just yet.
However, God was ready to take me on, for in my ignorance I’d done about all that AA asks –I had become willing. And this is how he did it. In some casual reading about seeds, this statement caught my attention: “Science can construct a seed identical to a natural seed in every detail but one -science’s seed will not germinate.” The words seemed to leap from the page. They demanded answers. What is the missing ingredient in the man made seed? Is it some dimension I don’t know about? Is it in everything? Even people? And then the big question. Who is in charge here, anyway?
Backed in a corner finally, by a logic greater than my ego, I conceded. Too many miracles, too much coincidence, and too much evidence of a power greater than myself all around me left me defenseless and in awe. I surrendered. And the power wasted no time in reinforcing my new belief with these words from the Big Book:” We found that as soon as we were able to lay aside prejudice and express even a willingness to believe in a power greater than ourselves, we commenced to get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully define or comprehend that power which is God…
He is always there if I but look, feel and want him to be; my conscience contact is dependent upon my being willing.”
How willing are you now to continue the progress that you have made so far? Please note how willing you are to help your fellow sufferers of depression in Depressed Anonymous?
Pages 81-82. The Depressed Anonymous Workbook. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. KY
Question: Does the natural beauty that surround us everyday lead us to the thought — how did all creation come to be?