"All A.A. progress can be reckoned in terms of just two words: humility and responsibility. Our whole spiritual development can be accurately measured by our degree of adherence to these magnificent standards."Ever deepening humility, accompanied by an ever greater willingness to accept and to act upon clear-cut obligations - these are truly our touchstones for all growth in the life of the spirit. They hold up to us the very essence of right being and right doing. It is by them that we are enabled to find and to do God's will."
Bill W.TALK, 1965 (PRINTED IN GRAPEVINE, JANUARY 1966)
It absolutely amazes me how God gave such a gift to alcoholics.... not only a way out of a seemingly "hopeless" situation.... but a Spiritual Design for Living ... that creates a new being from the inside-out. Yes, this is proof positive that our Higher Power is in Love with those who need Her the most... marginal folks on the fringe of society... She gathers us in one by one in the Fellowship of AA and other similar Spiritual Communities that are open... and this is not Religiousity at its worse, rather at its best. For many are convinced, that if Jesus Christ was walking around today in His groovy sandles and robe... He'd have not a "High Hat" ... nope, I think he'd be here telling some drunk or other.... " Easy Does It", "First Things First" and "Keep It Simple..."
ALL these places, that in the Spirit of Service and Love have done what the Almighty has asked of them.... for when "done unto the least of my brothers, you have done unto me..."