Diamonds In The Rough “Pay Forward” Gift # 165

I Greet The Indwelling Polisher. 

Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is - Diamonds In The Rough. “The diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor the man perfected without trials” Chinese Proverb.  We are diamonds in the rough. Practicing the A.A. Spiritual principles in all our affairs while passing through daily trials, will clear away the illusionary cloud covering our diamond within. At the same time, it will polish our personal "reality." When the Divine Light radiates the sunlight of our Spirit, if flows freely, and it is a pleasure to experience.  It’s not the passing of time that polishes our diamond, but what takes place during the passing of time. In this case, it’s our loving service, driven by our Father’s grace. The friction and suffering are from our resistance to His grace. Our natural beauty; our polished diamond is Omnipresent within each of us, and it always was. As we continue to turn our diamond over, we may chant “I know You are within me, reveal Yourself.” My greatest Hero, Jesus said something like, even the least among us could do all that He had done, and ever greater things.   Alcoholics Anonymous awakens and teaches us to become miracle workers in our Father's service.  It is the Father Within doing the works.  "Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you" (An Old Proverb).  Let us face our Father's Divine Light, and our darkness will fall behind us.  Our delays come from taking "shortcuts" or quick fixes.   Thy Love, Thy Will be done.