Monday, April 26, 2010

Faith Knocking On The Door - Am I Out?

This morning I was awakened by a loud pounding on the front door - the dogs erupted, and I leapt out of bed and rushed to see what all the commotion was about. It was a Jehovah's Witness, wanting to proslytise me. When I'm awake and this happens, I will firmly state that I consider this an invasion of my privacy, and would they please note down this address as a no-go zone, but having not had my first coffee of the day, I refused (far more politely than I wanted to,) and closed the door.

A short while later, I read this in Courage to Change. page 117:
"Many of us need time to come to terms with the spiritual nature of the Al-Anon program. If we were required to believe in a Higher Power in order to participate in Al-Anon, we might never have continued to attend meetings. Eventually, many of us do come to believe in a Higher Power because we are free to come to our own understanding in our own time. That way, whatever we learn will have meaning for us."


  1. The second half of the movie was better than the first for me. I'm just glad that there was a real Lois and a real Bill who did the footwork for many of us to follow the path to recovery.

  2. I didn't watch the movie. I will read her bio though. I am one that the page from C2C was written for. If religion had worked for me I would never have found alanon. I found my HP in Alanon. A miracle. I love and respect our program too. We are of a like mind.


  3. Except for the costumes and sets, I didn't like the movie that much, either. I watched it entirely and at the end, thought, well, it's Hallmark, what did I expect? I think the best part of the movie was that maybe it'll reach people who will be able to relate and who may benefit from knowing more about Al-Anon or AA. Other than that, I thought it was basically smarmy.