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A Journey of Grace
An old timer shares his thoughts on the practice of the Eleventh Step
The word grace is mentioned several times in the Eleventh Step and so I decided to look up what it really means and where it comes from. Our English word, "grace" comes from a French word, "grace" which means, God's favor or help. Some people define grace as God's unmerited divine assistance.
As a recovering alcoholic, I find the definition of God's unmerited assistance to be very applicable to my spirituality. Many times God has operated with his grace in my life with and without request. Early on in my sobriety, God assisted in releasing me from my obsession and compulsion to...
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