Sunday, September 19, 2010

God's Love

A good friend of the family got married this weekend.  It was a beautiful ceremony celebrated at an old Catholic church - the kind with cathedral ceilings, detailed stained glass windows, creaky old wooden pews, and a three-tiered altar adorned with beautiful reminders of those who walked on this Earth a long time ago.

I cried when the couple professed their love for each other and made their vows.  I always do even if I don't know the bride and groom that well.  I physically feel the love flowing between them and God himself so profoundly during these few minutes that I am overcome with emotion.  God's love, present in that church today, left me awestruck and filled with a gratitude that overflowed like the tears which fell from my eyes. 

I have felt these emotions during meetings, as well.  I usually always feel them after talking with my sponsor or working a step with another alcoholic.  I think, like during weddings, it is because God's love is so strongly present during these interactions.  It's as if it freely flows from one soul to another to another until we are all connected literally by His love. 

Last week I was speaking with a newer lady after a meeting and she said it surprised her when she wanted to give a woman she had just met in a meeting a big hug after hearing her share.  She said, "I don't even know this woman and I am not one to hug strangers!"  I think it is probable that God's healing love in the rooms of the meetings connects our spirits without our minds necessarily comprehending what is happening at first. 

God's love is such a gift and a surprise gift at times!  Thank you, God, for all of your gifts.  But most of all for your love. 

1 Corinthians 13


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  2. Beautiful thoughts. Connected Spirits
    and love. best of all, your post ends in Gratitude. There IS no better!

  3. Beautiful beautiful!!!

    1 Corinthians 13 is one of my favorites!

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Have an awesome day!

  4. Jess, you are welcome. My sponsor directed me to 1 Corinthians 13 recently and it has been on my mind alot lately. God is definitely working in my life and I am more aware of it than usual right now, which is such a gift -- to be aware. As you would say, YAY GOD! (I always smile when you write that!)

  5. There are moments when I feel overcome with the presence of God working among us at a meetings. People who share from the heart are truly carrying His message.


Thank you for sharing!