Do you believe all things happen for a reason?
Do you believe that God can do for us things that we can’t do for ourselves?
Do you believe in coincidence, or that there is no such thing as coincidence?
What “higher power moments” have you experienced? (Step 2 moments)
What happens when you view them as miracles rather than coincidences?
When have you said “I have no idea how that happened?” (and were grateful for it!)
Today, we're talking about miracles, coincidences, and belief. We share some of our own and some of yours. We might follow this outline:
- Definitions of “miracle”
- a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.
- a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences.
- Scrabble points: 11 (http://www.dvorkin.com/scrabscor.php)
- Definitions of “coincidence”
- a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection
- Scrabble points: 18
- What miracles have you experienced in your life?
- In your recovery (if different).
- When you view a positive, unexplained event as a miracle instead of a coincidence, how does that change your experience?
- How does it change you?
- “When I seek, I find; when I look, I notice.”
Readings and links
- How Al-Anon Works, Step 12
- Hope for Today, July 29.
- Quote from Einstein
- Psychology Today: How to Use Meaningful Coincidences
- Wikipedia article about Miracles.
- Books about God Winks.
- The podcast episode about our first meetings.
Music and video clips
Miracle on 34th Street: clip “Susie Believes”
The Polar Express
The Loving Spoonful: Do You Believe in Magic