From the July 2017 magazine.

Discussion topic

Humility and Step Seven

Preparing to speak at an AA meeting on Step Seven, the author of “Broader and Broader” writes her thoughts about humility, truth, gratitude, isolation, prayer and ego. “Humility cannot be obtained,” she claims, it’s “like a prize that comes with no guarantee that you get to keep it.” She adds, “I see Step Seven as ... a pivotal point in the Twelve Step process.”

What has been your experience with Step Seven? What does humility mean to you? What does it have to do with not drinking? How has your sponsor or the literature helped you with Steps Six and Seven? What do you tell your sponsees? Do you have a Higher Power? You may use this topic in a discussion meeting, or send us your own experience with any one of the Twelve Steps or Traditions at

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