~ RELIGION ~
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Religion is for people who don't want to
go to hell. Program is for people who
have already been there.
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I was religious when I came into program
and I was ready and willing to tell
everyone what the "true" faith was. I
went to church every Sunday. I was a
religion teacher. I knew it all.
The truth is I didn't know ANYTHING. It
didn't take long for me to begin to
question my own religiosity. In fact, it
began at Steps two and three. Before
long, I wondered if there was a God at
all. If there was, is God a He, a She or
an It? Then I decided, yes there was a
God, but did He/She/It care about me?
The real truth is God is who God needs
to be to work through me. There's no
right or wrong answer to my
questions. What I DO know is that God
loves me just the way I am.
The greatest gift my Higher Power gave
me came on the day I looked up to
"heaven" and told God, "I don't believe
in You!" And that still, quiet voice
inside of me asked, "Then to Whom are
ONE DAY AT A TIME . . .
I don't have to have theological "proof" that there is a Power greater than myself. I just need to believe.