September 2012: Holy Order of Doorknobs
A newcomer gets a handle on the HP thing
When I was a newcomer to Alcoholics Anonymous, I had a tough time with the Higher Power concept. My experiences with organized religion left me quite confused, angry and belligerent. I heard at a meeting that my Higher Power could be anything I wanted it to be—even a doorknob! My sponsor agreed.
A doorknob? “The Lord is my Doorknob, I shall not … lock?” This floored me. It was so weird, but I was intrigued. I had not heard of any “Holy Order of Doorknobs,” and if I had to find a Higher Power of some kind to stay sober,...
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