From the April 1984 magazine.

9,500-mile Journey to Faith

"BUT YOU have more faith than anyone at this AA meeting," another member said to me during one of our continuing discussions about spirituality. In fact, he told me the same thing at five consecutive meetings, because I complained over and over that I was having so much trouble with faith during my fifth year of sobriety in AA.

Early this morning, in a rare bout of insomnia, I finally understood what my friend had been talking about. I do have faith!

It all began with my fear of a DWI charge during my drinking days. I used to ride my bicycle to bars, leaving my driver's...

-- J. J.

Tampa, Florida