of self and forgiveness of others are just two currents in
the same river, both hindered or shut off completely by the
dam of resentment. Once that dam is lifted, both currents
can flow. The Steps of AA allow me to see how resentment has
built up and subsequently blocked off this flow in my life.
The Steps provide a way by which my resentments may--by the
grace of God as I understand Him--be lifted. It is as a result
of this solution that I can find the necessary grace which
enables me to forgive myself and others.