This month’s spiritual principle is HUMILITY.  To be humble is to have a “teachable spirit”, for nothing makes learning more difficult than our own pride and arrogance. According to Bill W., humility is the most important spiritual principle because it is a necessary component of each of The 12 Steps:

1). We humbly admit we are powerless …

2). We humbly came to believe …

3). We humbly made a decision …

4). We humbly made a searching and fearless …

5). We humbly admitted to God and to …

6). We’re humbly ready to have God …

7). We humbly ask him to remove …

8). We humbly made a list …

9). We humbly made direct amends …

10). We humbly continue to take personal inventory …

11). We humbly seek thru prayer and meditation …

12).  We humbly try to carry this message …

If we practice humility, we free ourselves from a false sense of self, are open to spiritual help and serve, not for our own glorification, but for the sincere intention of helping others.  At our Family Support Group meetings each member unselfishly takes the focus off of their own needs and tries to focus on the needs of a new attendee. We earnestly listen while offering kindness, compassion and understanding.  By humbly serving others we are widening our own spiritual growth and are blessed with a life of purpose.

Judy Cogan, FSG Member