Web Exclusive

Many Powers Greater Than Me

A member describes how he came to practice Steps Two and Three

When I got to AA, Steps 2 and 3 reminded me of my unsuccessful attempts at mental gymnastics as a child and youth at the Lutheran church my mother sent me to. I was told that only complete faith in Jesus as savior counted, and that was pretty elusive. I tended to ask wiseacre questions like, "What happens to the kids who are born in Saudi Arabia. Was God prejudiced?

An AA friend said that she was walking down a street in Canberra when a sidewalk evangelist accosted her. He said that she would go to hell if she didn't accept certain things. She said that the God she believed in... Login to read more
Not a subscriber? Click here to subscribe.

Related Items:

Tough Times
Sobriety and fellow AAs helped him to face life's challenges

Keep Coming Back
A member reflects on negative attitudes towards relapse within the Program

Staying Out of God's Way
He came to accept a power greater than himself

Before Leaving AA
She realized that she might be able to change the things she didn't like