"The Four Absolutes: Honesty, Unselfishness, Purity, and Love"
I'd like to discuss one each week, starting this week with Purity.
Purity... When I hear or read the word, I automatically think of such things as perfection, angelic, white, unspoilt, clean.
I suppose I should preface this discussion by saying that when we talk about absolutes, we're really talking about God. So far as I understand my HP (God/Jesus/Holy Spirit), I believe Him to be the only entity capable of "absolute-ness." The Four Absolutes are ideals I can strive for, but I must be willing to accept my own imperfections.
As for Purity well, I blew that whole deal long ago lol. Today, living sober in AA, purity has come to mean my desire to align myself closely to my HP. I MUST check myself against what I discern to be God's will for me. I pray, I worship, I try to live out the mission He has set for me. To me, this means that I MUST be of service to Him by serving His children: those people around me. I must think of others more than I think of myself, and do the next right thing because its the next right thing to do.
I cannot get caught up in not being perfect at this. This is a daily journey we're on, a work in progress. However, I must strive to do my best. Step Six tells me that it is the right use of my will to humbly seek God's perfection as long as my motives are aligned with His.
Give me your thoughts on Purity, if you would! Next Tuesday, we'll take a look at honesty. That should be interesting!