I greet The Indwelling Presence.
Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is – Lent. This is the first day of Lent, an annual season of fasting, prayer and penitence. In A.A. I’ve learned to make this a daily practice. I’m willing to fast from all grievances and injustices, the useless and harmful, even the petty stuff, real or illusionary. A.A. gives us the tool to identify and surrender my negative stuff, and deny its ability to hanging on. I choose to feast on the things I’m grateful for and a joyous, happy and free life most of the time. Our Father has been and is so merciful, generous, forgiving and abundantly gracious to me. The pain I experience at any level turns out to be growing pains. By our Father’s loving grace nothing can keep me from carrying out His Will and Love. I enjoy new ideas, adventures that stretch my present state of being, and that take me out of my comfort zone. When working A.A.’s Steps and Traditions and we are not uncomfortable, most likely we are not being honest. Fasting from what is contrary to my heart’s desire clears the feasting path. If we are evergreen perennials we continue to grow. When we become too ripe we begin to rotten. Therefore, I deny out of consciousness my negative stuff, as if I were gently sweeping away cobwebs, and I affirm what I truly want and need. I affirm; Forgetting the things that are behind, I’m given all I need for today. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.