So last night, we had our first covenant group at church. The topic of discussion will be on the book "A Chosen Faith" written by Forrest Church and John Buehrens. This I certainly look forward to the group.
I have been in these groups before and have found them to be rewarding but challenging. After all the intention of the groups is to deepen our spiritual lives. Often, I have have found spiritual work in general challenging. After all coming face to face with myself (and it is usually the unpleasant side of self that I invariably come up against). You figure after years of doing this in my 12 step work, I'd be use to it by now. I'm not. I don't think anybody ever does get use to this sort of thing.
What makes this challenging is the fact that I will be coming face to face with the issue of faith itself-my faith!!!! I always believed myself a man of faith. I don't normally shy away form talk of things spiritual/religious. However, it seems to be the talk is of a more theoretical nature. Now the notion of being faced with ME on this matter is a bit unnerving.
So I have my book and I am prepared to get real about me (again). The thing I have always admired about being a Unitarian Universalist is that none of this is contradicts my life as an AA member. The idea of keeping an open mind and doing the next thing in front of me seems to be common place in both.
See ya later