Every Tuesday night, I have the opportunity to meet with people of great courage, hope and commitment. I am facilitator for an addiction recovery group which adheres to the 12 steps of Alocoholics Anonymous. Each week we discuss the principles, actions and understanding needed to achieve successful recovery from addiction. Each story is one of loss and regret, and week after week they come to change the next chapter of their lives to one of happiness and peace-and, most importantly, freedom from the bondage of addiction. I honor them for their desire to seek a better life one day at a time-indeed, one step at a time. I am reminded of the hymn Lead Kindly Light and its gentle message of patience:
The night is dark, and I am far from home,
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.