October 2012: Too Chinese Too Jewish Too Young
She felt AA was not for her—but she kept coming
I was relatively young when my Higher Power led me to the rooms of AA. I was nervous because I didn’t really know anything about the program. The first time I heard the words “God,” and “Higher Power,” I closed my mind and ears. In no way was I going to believe that there was “something greater than me.” Being Jewish, I was not willing to believe that there was another God. I mean, I’m not an Orthodox Jew, but I still semi-believed in a God of the Jewish faith, so when this “new God” idea came in, my mind and ears blocked it. I was so turned off by it that I decided I...