The keys to freedom are offered, but the catch is we have to love ourselves enough to grasp those keys and set ourselves free. Free to bask in the prodigal love of our Prodigal Father for all His beloved daughters/sons. There is an infinite beauty dwelling within our depths which must be loved into existence. All twelve step fellowships are geared and committed to manifestation of that beauty. That beauty is a sharing in the beauty of The Beautiful. O God help me to believe the truth about myself no matter how beautiful it is."
The fellowship and the daily working the ongoing immersion in the 12 steps makes The Paschal Mystery a contemporary relevant event. This is the essence of spirituality, not religiosity." Religiosity is for those who are afraid of going to hell, spirituality is for those who have been to hell. We all have been to one sort of hell or another ??? In recovery, fellowships relay the stories of their personal journeys into the hell of addiction and loss is replaced with a description of a new emerging life resurrection a new gospel is being written. A contemporary flesh and blood gospel story for those who have never heard of The Gospel stories in the Bible. Their gospel story by their struggle with sober living is the continuation of The Gospels. This is what happens in all recovery and support groups. Today in rooms across the world there are thousands upon thousands fellowship gatherings of wounded healers modeled after The Twelve Steps of AA. Within the walls of these rooms represents that encounter between The Risen Christ and Thomas.
(To be continued)