do not worship the Creator as the white people do, but we believe the
forms of worship are indifferent to the Creator. It is the homage of
sincere hearts that please Him, and we worship Him in that
Red Jacket Seneca
friend suggested what then seemed a novel idea. He said, "Why don't you choose your own
conception of God?"
That statement hit me hard. It melted the icy intellectual mountain
in whose shadow I had lived and shivered many years. I stood in the
sunlight at last.
It was only a
matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than myself. Nothing
more was required of me to make my beginning.
Big Book pg. 12
Much to our relief, we discovered we did not need to consider
another's conception of God... To us, the Realm of Spirit is broad, roomy,
all inclusive; never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek.
It is open, we believe, to all men.
Big Book pg. 46
Great Mystery help me remember that your mystery lives in my