Actual Grace

Question from Anon on 2/13/2008:  
Dr. Geraghty. I have been sober (ie, have not had any alcohol of any sort) in Alcoholics Anonymous for 27 years. The fundamental belief in AA is that we are sober by the Grace of God, and I certainly do believe that. It seems to me that what I receive from God daily is an Actual Grace to stay away from alcohol.

This fits in with Catholic teaching regarding just what an Actual Grace is. I thought that I'd make that comment because it allows Catholic teaching to match with AA's 'Higher Power.' Thank you. Anon
Answer by Richard Geraghty on 2/18/2008: 
Dear Anon,

Thank you for the note.

Dr. Geraghty

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