Love, A Healing Power “Pay Forward” #45

Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is – Love, A Healing Power. “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill” 5:17. When I hit my bottom I felt as if my whole life was destroyed. The results, from living A.A.’s spiritual principles, I began to recover from that “seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.” Our loving Father/Creator had come into my life to fulfill it, not to destroy me, nor punish me, but to love me, setting me on a pathway to fulfillment. I had not been able to figure out how to open my heart closed off from the depth of fear and selfishness. Love my neighbor as I love myself – poor neighbor. I knew I was more loving than I could demonstrate, but could not. Then along came service opportunities in Alcoholic Anonymous. I found myself giving and receiving different ways to love, in fact The Six Loves. I was able to pass on my experience practicing The Six Loves in a workshop, www.12stepworkbook .org – free for the downloading. Living A.A.’s spiritual principles made loving much easier than I had ever dreamed. By Sharing my life with my loving wife for 55 years, I have learned how to have an intimate relationship. A far cry from my selfish and self-centered life, which by our Father’s grace, transformed into enlightened self-interest; it’s better for me to love, to forgive, seeking to be who He created me as. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.

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