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The Light in the Dark

He had scoffed at stories of spiritual experiences until he had one of his own

I did my Fifth Step with my sponsor on a Sunday afternoon and that evening I received a call from a newcomer explaining that they had relapsed. This gave me quite a scare as I was a newcomer myself.

That night I prayed for the knowledge and strength to overcome greater losses that were sure to come in the future. Not being able to sleep over this news of my friend's relapse, I began to read "Bill's Story" again.

When I read about the man who committed suicide in Bill's house, I could swear that sentence was not in the story any of the previous times I had read it. Knowing... Login to read more
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