The 9th Step Promises

Catholic Alcoholic

We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.  We will not regret the past, nor wish to shut the door on it.  We will comprehend the word “serenity” and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we’ve gone, we’ll see how our experiences can benefit others.  That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.  We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.  Self-seeking will slip away.  Our whole attitude and outlook on life will change.  Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.  We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.  Are these extravagant promises?  We think not.  They’re being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.  They will always materialize if we work…

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2 thoughts on “The 9th Step Promises

  1. The Promises have come true for me…although fear creeps in now and then when I allow my magic magnifying mind to focus on thoughts that threaten my material well being or ego. I am and always will be a work in progress – Practicing the twelve twelve steps and prayer has been a blessing. The Sacraments (especially confession – which I now use as a fifth step); Sacred Traditions; and the Holy Bible are exactly what I was looking for all my life.

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