“The principles we have set down are guides to progress”
The topic I’m interested in hearing discussed comes from “How it Works.” In my area, this part is read at the beginning of every meeting, just as it is reproduced on GROW at the beginning of every meeting. The sentence comes near the end of the section we read:
We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines. The principles we have set down are guides to progress. We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.
Because I’ve been around the block for several 24 hours, and sat in many a meeting, I can find myself not paying a lot of attention at the beginning of the meeting. So when I realize that’s what’s going on, I pause, and I challenge myself to focus on what’s being read. I’ve noticed that some folks read along with the reader in their big book (or often in my case, on my phone or tablet!)
And what sometimes happens is that a phrase or something will jump off the page at me. Yes, I’ve read it before and heard in before but gosh, there are times when something just grabs my attention. That happened this past week with the sentence.
And I started wondering, just how are the principles guides to my spiritual progress? (I ask that because the next sentence says “We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.”)