Monday, August 22, 2011
God Works Things Out When I Leave it Alone
OK...remember last week I was put-out (consumed) with a guy at a meeting who aggravated me? Saturday I received an email from him, again reiterating his beliefs on a topic. I prayed. I wrote my thoughts to him on the topic as if I was writing to someone I cared deeply about. In other words I pretended. The topic was Tradition Three, and so I simply wrote out my thoughts and experience about this Tradition in a loving way.
A few hours later, I get an email from him with the opening line: "HOLY COW PAM!!!-WHAT AN EYE OPENER". He copied my letter and his long response to all his sponsees basically saying that he had an entire misconception about this Tradition and believed he had been presenting it wrong to all of them. The humility in his writing pierced my heart and we began an excellent dialog over email between me and three of his sponsees. I love our program! Funny- His youngest sponsee (about 25 years old) made the comment, "I always say, this is the only place where old people make sense." LOL