FAITH MONTH: DAY 6:
“The Simple Path
Silence is Prayer
Prayer is Faith
Faith is Love
Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace” ― Mother Teresa
I love that this is the Simple Path. I understand that prayer is faith…why pray if we don’t believe in someone or something that can respond?
My early prayers were not that. I used to dare Universal Power to change or shift something…kind of like the character is Jesus Christ Superstar…he played Pontius Pilate…and sang the song about walking across his swimming pool.
I loved that when I first heard it. I wanted some kind of evidence, which is the absolute opposite of faith. And I really love that all of my dares were taken and answered. I dared Power to keep me sober, and here I am…still there. Then I felt miserable in that early time of recovery, so I worked these steps with a vengeance. Now I have a rich and powerful spiritual experience. All the time…every day.
I love that too! I have been recognized and now I just think that Power is showing off a great deal some days…lol.
And I feel and have Love…a gift from Faith. And I perform Service…all the time. (Step 12…in action!) And I am peaceful most all the time, every day. See how this unfolds?
A wonderful life, and I will NEVER, EVER come close to Mother Teresa or her work. But my faith is surely a great and wonderful thing. At least I think so…it feels great and wonderful to be just me, full of Faith and Hope and all these wonderful principles. They live and breathe in my life all the time. I truly am God’s favorite kid.