From the April 1964 magazine.

A Beginning in Springtime

I watch the new life and feel its awakening.

EACH spring, as I watch the green shoots in the earth struggle towards the light, I am reminded of another spring and another struggle. As I watch the buds on the trees begin to open, as if they were awakening from a long sleep, I am reminded of another awakening, ten years ago, an awakening within me.

Often in our meetings I have heard it said: "I can accept most of this program, but I just can't accept this God business." Although these words are strange to me now, they were also my agnostic words when I first read our Twelve Steps.

-- M. C.

Reno, Nevada

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