Our Own Conception


“Much to our relief,

we discovered

we did not need to consider

another’s conception of God.

Our own conception,

however inadequate,

was sufficient to make

the approach and to effect

a contact with Him.”


Big Book,    p.  46


Every soul that enters the rooms of A.A.

comes in with a different concept of God that ranges from

there is no God to a place where the Pope can do no wrong.

The only concept required to begin a sober life is to

know that there is a God and it is not you.

Be it Bill W.’s burning bush or William James in

The Varieties of Religious Experience,

everyone who stays sober eventually agrees that

they are no longer in control and accepting

life on God’s terms is the easier softer way.

Today, do not be afraid of the concept,

surrender and let God find you.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.


ME and the Boss


And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.







About michael_e

Retired in Florida, God's waiting room. Jack of all trades master of none...when I stop learning you can feed me to the fishes. Becoming a curmudgeon and learning to love it. View all posts by michael_e

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