“Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”
Having taken the First Step of the A.A. program by admitting that we were powerless over alcohol, we were confronted with Step Two: “We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”
The admission of a wrong compares in its effects to a strong cauterizing agent. When applied promptly it burns away the infection, but the treatment may be painful. How much mental pain an individual incurs by admitting a wrong depends not so much on the degree of the wrong as on how …
Like others of the Steps, Number Nine is closely related to Number Three – “to turn our will and our lives over to God as we understood Him.” If we have accomplished this step to any measurable degree, we have attained at least a small measure of humility and a realization of our dependence on Him.