Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is emotional. “The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace" (Mother Teresa). Words carry a deeper emotional meaning when they are said by one who is greatly respected, like Mother Teresa. When an A.A. member shares their experience from deep within their heart that has a deep meaning for me, it does not matter how long that person is sober. An authentic love experience knows nothing of time or space. Unasked an authentic love is the fruit we hunger for. Authentic love is intuitive; it is a prayer answered; it is a realized faith in our Father’s grace; it is an unselfish service freely given; it is peace beyond words. I am deeply touched when I am in the presence of an authentic expression of love, no matter who the giver or who the receiver. I am reminded it is our Father doing the works, the primary Source of all love. Alcoholics Anonymous gives us the tools; we need to prevent emotional malnourishment. Come let us pray in the silence of our heart in an abiding faith in our Father’s grace, nourish those about us with love, serving one another in peace. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.