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Pathway to Salvation

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I don’t consider myself a religious person. Although recovery has reconnected me in some ways to the religion of my youth, it does not define my concept of Higher Power. Too often a physical manifestation of Higher Power eludes me. As a child I yearned for the simple belief depicted in the church where I attended a youth program—a gentle shepherd smiling down upon the children gathered at his feet. He would protect, love and teach them. It confused me how my friends could consider this “human” their God. I didn’t realize my view of God was no more reasonable.

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