“Today Pure Love will be the center of all my activities.” -— Adapted from In God’s Care
What if we thought of God as Pure Love? 100% Pure Love? Nothing but Pure Love? What if we then substituted the word “Pure Love” every time we saw the word “God” in our literature or anywhere else? And when anyone else mentioned the word “God” we translated it to “Pure Love“?
It might sound something like this…
Came to believe that Pure Love could restore us to sanity.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Pure Love.
Admitted to Pure Love, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Were entirely ready to have Pure Love remove all these defects of character.
Humbly asked Pure Love to remove our shortcomings.
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with Pure Love, praying only for knowledge of Pure Love’s will for us and the power to carry that out.
Having had a Pure Loving awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
It appears, at least to me, that the abscess of Pure Love was, and still is, the root of my disease. Whether it’s an inability to completely love myself or others, it’s this lack of trusting in the power of Pure Love, and instead thinking, acting, and speaking from a place other than Pure Love, that seems to create all my problems.
When I’m living life from a place of Pure Love, no matter what happens around me, chances are much greater that… ILML!