A.A. PARABLES I

THIRD STEP PARABLE

Question:
There were once three frogs on a log and on of them made a decision to jump in. How many were left?

There are still three frogs on a log, he only made a decision, he took no action!

THE SERVICE WORK PARABLE

Once an old man was walking down the beach and off in the distance he seen a lone figure walking along. Every now and then the person would bend over and pick something up and throw it back into the sea. As he got closer he could see that the figure was a little girl and as they met he asked her what she was doing. She smiled a real big smile and said that she was saving starfish lives by throwing them back into the sea before they dried up. Knowing how many miles of beach there were he smiled back and asked if she thought it would make any difference? Just as quickly she answered back:

"It will to them!"

A PARABLE ABOUT THE GRACE OF GOD

Bob was having a dream one night other than a drunk dream. He was dreaming that he was standing beside God watching a baseball game. The Lord's team was playing against Satan's evil team. The Lord's team was at bat, the score was tied zero to zero, and it was the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs.
They continued to watch as the first batter stepped up to the plate. His name was Love. Love swung at the first pitch and hit a single, because Love never fails. The next batter was named Faith, who also hit a single, because Faith always works best with Love. The next batter up was called Godly Wisdom. Satan wound up and threw the first pitch; Godly Wisdom just looked it over and left it pass, because Godly Wisdom knows better to swing at Satan's pitches. Ball one. Three pitches later Godly Wisdom walks to first, because Godly Wisdom never swings at Satan's pitches. The bases are loaded!
The Lord looked over and told Bob that He was going to put in His Star Player. Up to the plate stepped Grace. Bob said he sure din't look like much! And Satan's whole team just sort of relaxed when they saw Grace.
Thinking he had the game won, Satan wound up and threw the first pitch. To the surprise of everyone, Grace hit the ball harder and farther than anyone had seen. But Satan was not worried, he had the Prince of the Air in center field, and the Prince hardly ever let any get by. Up in the air went the Prince but the ball went right through his glove, hit him in the head and sent him crashing to the ground; the ball went over the fence for a home run! The Lord's team won!
The Lord then asked Bob if he knew why Love, Faith and Godly Wisdom could only get on base but could not win the game? Bob said the he did not know. The Lord explained, "If your love, faith and wisdom were enough to win the game for you on earth, you would have thought that you had done it by yourself. Love, faith and wisdom will get you on base, but only my Grace can bring you home. My Grace is the one thing Satan cannot stop."
Bob woke up the next morning and had a different point of view on the A.A. slogan:

BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD