From the August 2010 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

Shifting experience

THANKS to Bert W. for "Continental Shift" (April 2010). He reminded me of my own shifting experience of "God." I was never comfortable with the concept of a supernatural being. Then, I read Bill W.'s account of a Buddhist monk who liked the Twelve Steps better when he substituted the word "good" for "God." This fit my experience. Yet, I have prayed to the God of my childhood at times and I am grateful "he" is still there. I am also grateful to Bill W. and the AA pioneers who left us so much room to find "a faith that works."


-- S.H.

Desert Hot Springs, Calif.

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