A SPIRITUAL KINDERGARTEN
“We are only operating a spiritual kindergarten in which people are enabled to get over drinking and find the grace to go on living to better effect.”
AS BILL SEES IT, p. 95
When I came to A.A., I was run down by the bottle and wanted to lose the obsession to drink, but I didn’t really know how to do that. I decided to stick around long enough to find out from the ones who went before me. All of a sudden I was thinking about God! I was told to get a Higher Power and I had no idea what one looked like. I found out there are many Higher Powers. I was told to find God, as I understand Him, that there was no doctrine of the Godhead in A.A. I found what worked for me and then asked that Power to restore me to sanity. The obsession to drink was removed and–one day at a time–my life went on, and I learned how to live sober.
From the book Daily Reflections
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