Our father (not our slave master), which art in heaven (not in earth), hallowed be Thy name (He is all or nothing.) Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven (it’s our job to manifest God’s will here in earth). Give us this day our daily bread (are basic needs will be met if we do His work well), and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us (not forgive me & maybe I will forgive others later). And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil (self-will leads to evil & temptation… God’s will will never lead us anywhere other than heaven). The goal for today: I’m gonna try to live the prayer… not just recite it! Have a great day everybody! Happy Father’s Day!
The 4th step of A.A. is about taking a “searching & fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” And in the beginning, it was the “of ourselves” part that I had the most trouble with. I had mastered the art of taking everybody else’s inventory. I was highly proficient in pointing out everyone’s mistakes except my own. Finding fault with everyone except myself taught me 2 things: 1) Pointing out your mistakes doesn’t correct mine. 2) Nothing is more freeing or liberating than admitting that “I” am my biggest problem. The goal for today: search fearlessly for my own mistakes… & be understanding & forgiving in regards to the mistakes of others! Have a great day everybody!
I want you to feel loved today, so I am going to share with you the secret to feeling loved that I have found. I have searched high & low… near & far. I have searched in churches, schools & social circles. I have tried to get the feeling from people, places & things. Every time I would get a slight feeling of it, I would try to hoard it, contain it & hang onto it. But now I have finally found the secret! It is an ancient secret, a complex equation, a paradoxical event, a mystery for the ages… a riddle seldom solved. And after all of that, here is the secret to feeling loved… GIVE IT! The goal for today: stop trying to get love… give it & see what real Love feels like! Have a great day everybody!
If there is a God… would He want me to act out of fear or Purity? If there is a God… would He prefer that I be dishonest or Honest? If there is a God… how would He want me to live, selfishly or Unselfishly? If there is a God… would He have me fill my heart with resentment or Love? I’m pretty sure that we all know what the Right answers are to all of these questions… & it might be time for us all to start trying our best to live by them. The goal for today: let God remove your fear… tell yourself & others the Truth… care more about others than you do yourself… & top it all off with Love, understanding & forgiveness. Why? Because it’s the Right thing to do! Have a great day everybody!
Fear is not normal & natural, it’s not human nature… it is a learned trait & therefore, it can be unlearned. Babies aren’t born afraid… they aren’t embarrassed or afraid to be naked or to need help. They don’t come out of the womb thinking things like “What if these people don’t like me?” or “what if I’m not good enough?” Babies enter into the world as Pure Love… & that’s why when Jesus was asked “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” he replied… “The little children.” The goal for today: we need to work on getting back to our real roots, our true human nature; we need to get back to Purity of motives, internal Honesty, absolute Unselfishness & unconditional Love! Have a great day everybody!
There is an ancient ideology that uses a parable to explain their beliefs, and it goes kinda like this: God is The Great Architect… & man is the builder. This Great Architect drew up an absolutely flawless, perfect blueprint for life. He handed that blueprint to man & said… “Here you go. This is everything you could ever possibly need to build a great life for yourselves. Now get to it… go build Heaven on Earth.” But Earth doesn’t always feel like Heaven… does it? And now what do we believe… did the Architect screw up the floor plan, or did the builder misinterpret it… hmmmm. The goal for today: build Purity, Honesty, Unselfishness & Love into the world like the blueprint said… & see what Heaven on Earth really looks like! Have a great day everybody!
The things that we really believe in become our reality. We produce the very things that we believe deep down inside of ourselves… in the depths of our soul. If I believe everything is going to be ok & it doesn’t turn out ok… then I didn’t really believe that. What’s the point you ask? The point is that belief is an extremely powerful force in our lives! It can make us or break us at any point in time. So please be careful what you believe… it may be far more important than you realize. The goal for today: believe in God… believe in yourself… believe in each other & believe in Love… because what we really believe in our heart, we will produce in our experience! Have a great day everybody!