Twelve Step Program
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you think the 12 Step Program is only for alcoholics or drug addicts, think again! The program is a spiritual process. It essentially requires a person to admit to having a problem, acknowledge the need for God’s help, and make amends for hurting others. According to Richard Rohr, one of our great spiritual thinkers, the Twelve Step Program applies in each of our lives, and here’s why:
We all have addictions to some sort of personal flaw. Maybe yours is anger, maybe your child is selfish, perhaps your spouse is unforgiving, maybe your co-worker is judgmental. We each have a flaw that no matter how hard we try, we just cannot shake it. If you apply the Twelve Steps to your flaw, you can minimize its impact. But more importantly, your life can be transformed, much like an alcoholic or drug addict’s life is transformed. After all, this kind of life altering transformation is essentially why God sent you here to begin with.