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All and All
The enormity of the task set before him in Step Eight scared him off–at first
Step Eight. "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." It's the only step with two "alls" in it. This sounds time-consuming! It involves lots of writing! I'd have to list all the folks I ever harmed. It's going to take forever, and then some! The present has enough harm. Do I need to dredge up the past? How far back? How many people? All of them!
Two Alls. One Step. How can I even hope of doing that tall order? I'll start with the family, then friends and co-workers. Who else? Some folks, I do not even know their names. How about those...
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