From the December 1956 magazine.

. . .HOW Unsearchable Are His Judgments, and His Ways Past Finding Out!

This Christmas is going to be different.

I sincerely meant that resolution each time, but for my loved ones it was the same old drunken story.

And the same thing happened during many other years on holiday occasions, spiritual and otherwise, and in between.

We're approaching Christmas once more, one of the most deeply significant of all holidays for countless people--especially those who have had a rebirth in AA. It's an ideal time for me to dwell a little on the Grace of God, its growth and spread in one man's family. . .mine.

It began, imperceptibly at first, with my AA membership and gradually changed my...

-- J.F.

Long Island, New York