Episode 173 Step 8 – Made a List of All the Persons We Had Harmed
From the Life Recovery Bible, the full version of Step 8 is “We made a list of all the persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.”
The verse from the Life Recovery Bible that really drives home the overall need and purpose for this step is found in Luke, Chapter 6, verse 31: “Do to others as you would like them to do to you.”
Who is the toughest person to forgive? Yourself! But until you and I forgive ourselves we’ll not be able to grow in recovery. If you’re not able to forgive yourself then how can you expect to forgive others? It’s also important for you to evaluate all your relationships. And then, when you’re ready and your list is completed – offer forgiveness to those who have hurt you and make amend for the harm you’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
The three key points below offer a general overview of what Step 8 typically involves:
We closed this episode with a quote from Phillip Yancey, a Christian author: “I can do nothing to make God love me more. Likewise, nothing I do will cause God to love me less.”