From the July 2019 magazine.

Defining humility

STEP SEVEN: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

We hear much talk about humility in AA meetings, and for the life of me I’ve never heard anyone define it to my satisfaction. Our book, the “Twelve and Twelve,” defines it as “a clear recognition of what and who we really are, followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be.” That still doesn’t pin it down for me. It took me more than 20 years to come to an understanding of that word that would put my search to rest. 

-- Rick R.

Poway, California

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