Daily Reflections

June 15

MAKING A.A. YOUR HIGHER POWER

"...You can... make A.A. itself your 'higher power.' Here's a very large group of people who have solved their alcohol problem. ...many members... have crossed the threshold just this way. ...their faith broadened and deepened. ...transformed, they came to believe in a Higher Power...."

TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p . 27-28

    No one was greater than I, at least in my eyes, when I was drinking. Nevertheless, I couldn't smile at myself in the mirror, so I came to A.A. where, with others, I heard talk of a Higher Power. I couldn't accept the concept of a Higher Power because I believed God was cruel and unloving. In desperation I chose a table, a tree, then my A.A. group, as my Higher Power. Time passed, my life improved, and I began to wonder about this Higher Power. Gradually, with patience, humility and a lot of questions, I came to believe in God. Now my relationship with my Higher Power gives me the strength to live a happy, sober life.

 
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