Built on Rock
He learned that a strong belief in a higher power was the foundation he needed to stay sober
"My hope now has a home. It is built on rock and not on sand."
During a homegroup meeting, the main speaker referred to the Second Step as the "hope step." Her talk struck home with me, since I had, over the course of a number of relapses, experienced the hope that one experiences in returning to AA.
I must have set a record for relapses. I would (half) jokingly say in meetings that I had enough 30-day coins to tile my bathroom. I'm not sure that it was much of an exaggeration. But the relapses, while sometimes painful, would thankfully be short, and I would waste no time getting back into the welcoming arms of AA. That first meeting back...
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St. Louis, Missouri