God Views

God Views One view of God by believers is the God of transcendence. It is dualistic. In this view, God is invoked. That is the root meaning of the word, "Gott." Here prayer is asking God for things, and is usually quite egocentric. I don't mean selfish, but rather it is what you want God to do, to fulfill a desire. If you judge something as bad, you want God to change it. In the Catholic Church such people go to communion to make God more immanent, that is, within them, since the prevailing idea is that God is out there. Another view of God is one of immanence. Here there is much less asking for things, or petitions, and more meditation, mindfulness, moving away from an ego centered life of

Don't Fear

Don't Fear One of the promises in AA recovery is that after you have worked many of the steps, you will have fear of economic insecurity removed. It does not say you will be rich or well off. It just says, you may be poor but you will not be afraid because of lack of income. I used to think that everything would be fine with spiritual growth and maturity and sane living. Not so in the financial end. I am suffering from economic insecurity, or lack of income, for various reasons. If I become frightened over this, I might give up what I am doing, even though it fulfills me and helps others, because "it does not pay the bills." Fear would paralyze me. How many of us do things we really