In Father Martin’s ageless Step 2 video on YouTube, the late and much-respected recovered alcoholic priest points out that the word sobriety is not mentioned in any of the 12 Steps. What is shared in Step 2 is the word “Sanity.”  

To understand the process of connecting with a Power greater than yourself, give yourself the gift of watching, at least, the first six minutes of the following video.

“Step Two” with Father Martin. – YouTube

Step 2 is when we finally come to the belief, we can’t do this recovery walk on our own. We need help. And have you noticed the “Power” recommend in Step 2 starts with a capital P?

For me this Higher Power is the God of the Bible. I am not advocating a particular religion; I am sharing my spiritual connection to a Trinity Power that works for me—mightily!

This powerful step has led me to believe that recovery – sanity – sobriety – transformation is possible. I pray you will come to believe and experience the same healing life – one day at a time, one Step at a time. 

I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked; finally he listened. He lifted me out of the ditch, pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn’t slip (Psalm 40:1-2 MSG).