Our message on Steps 8 & 9 come from Genesis 4 and the the story of Cain and Abel. Maybe Cain never felt like what he offered was good enough. He always compared himself to his little brother and felt like he didn’t add up. Then God showed favor on Abel’s offering and this threatened Cain’s identity in a major way. All he wanted was to be accepted, is that such a bad thing? But he was rejected and Cain didn’t deal so well with rejection. In Cain’s mind he may have thought he only had two options, either radically readjust his identity or eliminate Abel. It was too much for him and found him on a bad day. Sadly, Cain decided that Abel could no longer continue to exist. Cain murdered Abel because he fell prey to what he could not master.