Big Book Step Study Soul Work; April 18, 2013 – Beginning of Step 2
AA Big Book, Chapter 4 page 44, paragraphs 1 and 2.
#1) Have you memorized the 3rd Step Prayer?
If you haven’t, your assignment is to memorize, know it, and practice it every day from now on.
#2) The first sentence of the 3rd Step Prayer is “God I offer myself to thee”
What does it mean to you? Look up each word (God and Thee will be your own definition) and write out what the words mean to you.
#3) “If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic. If that be the case, you may be suffering from an illness which only a spiritual experience will conquer” Can you relate?
#4) Have you made the clear distinction between the real alcoholic and the non-alcoholic? (44:1 sentence 2.) The answer is in the next sentence. Write out and own it.
#5)“If that be the case, you may be suffering from an illness which only a spiritual experience will conquer.” (44:1 last sentence)
#5a) Do you believe that?
#5b) Do you want it?
#5c) Do you have the expectation that through Quiet Time and these Steps you will have a spiritual experience?
#6) Take page 44, paragraph 2. Write out in your own words.
#7) Why is it not easy to live on a spiritual basis? Where are you?
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