That's great news schooner!!!!
Nice to see you doing well and doing the work!
He knew enough about Step 1 to get sentenced to AA.
He knew enough about Step 2... to pick up the phone anc call you and ask you to help him!
Just keep in mind that he doesn't have to understand God or Higher Power like you or me or anyone else. As alcoholics, we seem to have a unique way of convincing others that we're trying to convert them, when we're not....
Step 2, is "Came to believe"....... (not yet fully believed... just "coming to believe" a willingness to believe..)... that a Power greater than ourselves can help us.
We might not believe in God... or spiritual things... but, we're willing to keep an open mind and realize that we need help and that somebody somewhere can help us... and we usually have found them in AA. And, that helps us get started.
The power of Good... and the power of the 12 Steps... are powers greater than me.
For me, my initial taking of Step 2, was: I came to believe that it might be possible that AA could help me. So, I was ready to consider Step Three... "Am I willing to make a decision and a commitment... to taking the 12 Steps as fully and thoroughly as I possibly can... not skimping on anything?"
I sure wish I understood that simple explanation when I was on Step 2 and 3!!! It was told to me but I couldn't see it at the time. "I had to be right" so "I had to suffer!" And, prolong my pain and agony about taking the rest of the Steps!