Endigar 318

All quotes will be from the chapter, “We Agnostics,” in the Big Book.

“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.”

I asked myself this morning, why would I want to make contact with God through an inadequate concept?  Obviously it is not inadequate to make contact.  I supposed it would be inadequate to sustain spiritual life and growth.

“So we used our conception, however limited it was.”

Why would my conception be counted as limited?  Limited and inadequate.  Why would I want to use such a flawed concept?  It seems the answer is ~ to effect a contact with Him.

Why is it limited and currently inadequate?

“Besides a seeming inability to accept much on faith, we often found ourselves handicapped by obstinacy, sensitiveness, and unreasoning prejudice.”

If my concept of a Higher Power seems limited and inadequate to me, maybe I should see if it has been confined be my personal limits and inadequacies.

Is there some area where I am being just plain bull-headed?   Is the world having to tip-toe past my sensitivities, lest they incur the wrath of my judgment?  Are my judgments disconnected from my calm ability to reason?

Carried away from morning solitude to use for soul mastication throughout the day.

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