09-01-2013, 07:56 AM
Join Date: May 2013
As Bill Sees It 9/1/13
Many oldsters who have put our A.A. "booze cure" to severe but successful tests still find they often lack emotional sobriety. To attain this, we must develop real maturity and balance (which is to say, humility) in our relations with ourselves, with our fellows, and with God.
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Let A.A. never be a closed corporation; let us never deny our experience, for whatever it may be worth, to the world around us. Let our individual members heed the call to every field of human endeavor. Let them carry the experience and spirit of A.A. into all these affairs, for whatever good they may accomplish. For not only has God saved us from alcoholism; the world has received us back into its citizenship.
1. GRAPEVINE, JANUARY 1958
2. A.A. COMES OF AGE, PP. 232-233
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.