From the November 1994 magazine.

Searching for a Higher Power

The first time I heard about the Eleventh Step was also the first time I heard Eddy F. speak. He was sold on the Eleventh Step. He said it worked every time, but I knew better. I knew there was no God. The only problem was that Eddy was sober, and I was not!

I knew a priest slightly (he was in AA) and so I asked him about this Power greater than myself. He said that a car was a power greater than myself, and that the group was a power greater than myself, and so was Will Rogers, who is reputed to have said, "We are all ignorant, only about different things." He suggested that I look up a few people on the program who were wiser than I and ask them what I should do.

-- Jim W.

Santa Rosa, California

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