From the October 1981 magazine.

. . . As We Understood Him

ONE SUNDAY afternoon, I was talking to a nonalcoholic friend, telling him my story and how God had removed the compulsion to drink from my life. He marveled and said that he couldn't begin to conceive what it must be like to be addicted and held in bondage to a substance for twenty-five years and then to be freed by the power of God. I told him that it was possible for any drunk who wanted to stop drinking to do so by following the AA Twelve Steps program. I then had him read the Steps, and he asked why it was written in two of the Steps "God as we understood Him" instead of just...

-- F. H.

Santa Fe, New Mexico