Without God - the Spiritual Life is only a theory
"We have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired. If what we have learned and felt and seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, whatever our race, creed, or color are the children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try."
~ Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, There Is A Solution, Page 28
"Yes, there is a long period of reconstruction ahead. We
must take the lead. A remorseful mumbling that we are
sorry wonâ€™t fill the bill at all. We ought to sit down with
the family and frankly analyze the past as we now see it,
being very careful not to criticize them. Their defects may
be glaring, but the chances are that our own actions are
partly responsible. So we clean house with the family,
asking each morning in meditation that our Creator show
us the way of patience, tolerance, kindliness and love."
The spiritual life is not a theory. We have to live it.
~ Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, Into Action, Page 83
"Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we
know only a little. God will constantly disclose more to
you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditation
what you can do each day for the man who is still sick.
The answers will come, if your own house is in order.
But obviously you cannot transmit something you
havenâ€™t got. See to it that your relationship with Him is
right, and great events will come to pass for you and
countless others. This is the Great Fact for us.
Abandon yourself to God as you understand God.
Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear
away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what
you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship
of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as
you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.
May God bless you and keep youâ€”until then."
~ Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, A Vision For You, Page 164
Without God - freedom becomes just another word. An idea.
Without God - spirituality is only a concept.
Without God - The Spiritual Life, is only a theory.