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Reading: AA 12&12 bottom of page 27 para 2: “You will find many members who have crossed the threshold just this way. All of them will tell you that, once across, their faith broadened & deepened.” Until the end of the first paragraph on page 28 “Can A.A. experience tell all these they may still find a faith that works?”
Look Up: Drifted, Self-sufficiency, Prejudiced
Q1. Does God come before sobriety or sobriety before God? ( Stephanie says that this is an unnecessary philosophical question that can tie you up in knots)
Q2. There are 6 ways you can have faith. Are you any one or combination of the following:(a) those who have had a faith and lost it?
(b) those who have drifted into indifference?
(c) those filled with self-sufficiency?
(d) those who have become prejudiced against religion?
(e) those who are downright defiant (because God has failed to fulfill their demands)?
(f) those who need to still find a faith that works?
Revisit appendix II “Spiritual Experience” read and write on what is said about prejudice, especially the quote.. “There is principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance–that principle is contempt prior to investigation.” ~ Herbert Spencer
Q3.Can you tell all these different types that they too can find a faith that works?
(a) First write your own experience, strength & hope. Your own story from when you came in (to program/ Rooms) until Today.
(b) What would you tell them?
Q4. How would you encapsulate your whole story and and explain why program means so much to you to a newcomer who sits next to you at a meeting — without turning them off? (That’s a Biggie)
Q5. Write out an Action Plan for you to live by for the next 3 weeks until the holidays
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