“Vengeance Is Mine Sayeth the Lord?”
Seeking a Higher Power
WOW! What a scary and unsettling phrase that is! Just where did that idea of God come from anyway? Well the phrase came out of Romans 12:19. It is no wonder that it’s so hard for us addicts to accept a God of the Old Testaments ideals? Naturally with such a violent and vengeful God we don’t have a chance of surviving after this life. A God such as that will surely repay us for every fourth step offense that we have committed and most likely throw us straight into Hell no pass-go, right?
Well step three suggests that we find a God of our own understanding. Many people say that we should at least pick one of the gods that are written of by the wise and spiritual through the ages. These would be gods such as the Greeks and the Romans worshiped such as The Sun God, The Moon Goddess, The God of the Sea, The God of the Earth, The Goddess of Love.
However rather than choosing a god by our intellect we would do better to seek a god with our own heart and God will find us. God will answer our hearts call and tell us in our hearts who It/He/She is. We ourselves have been called many names by many people could not the one true creator also be called by many names? The name that we call our God is not nearly as important as the relationship that we build with God.
As for the vengeance of The Father and Creator of the Old Testament? Well those stories may or may not be true however it may be time for us to add The Father to our fourth step resentment list.