Danny's Letters to God

Dear God,

Good morning! Thanks for letting me get up and feel life. The window behind my chair is wide open, and the coolness with its very own smell is delightful. When this is done and posted I'm going to Brooklyn, one of my favorite things to do. I suppose You're happy at all the God talk going on around the loops. One very clear point is jumping out at me. Those who are willing to admit a need for You are abstinent. They don't necessarily need a religion or a specific idea of who or what, just be willing to believe, to seek You out and the food compulsion is lifted on a daily basis. Pretty neat. So I ask, are they dumb, or do they enjoy the suffering too much to look for You? I gotta tell You that I found out that You are an inside job. Yep, right there on the inside looking out and I gotcha. You, the God of my understanding, dwell within me, and probably everyone else. Easy to find, hard to accept for some.

Yesterday I said some pretty hard things for which I expected some hot flack. None has been forthcoming. I don't know what prompted my rather strong opinions on character and faith, but it must have hit a nerve in a lot of folks. We all know the difference between right and wrong. I just wish wrong wasn't always so damn tempting. You and I need to stay close these next few days, as I will be in need of You. Meanwhile, please look after my family, friends, fellow loopies, all those who still suffer, and as usual, those I don't like at all. There is one special case out there I ask You to look after, and grant the ability to accept life in all ways on life's terms so that one may find the peace they seek so hard.

And Why Not?
The Recovery Group

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