from "Daily Reflections" by A.A. Members for A.A. Members

Tell him exactly what happened to you. Stress the spiritual feature freely. ~ ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 93

The marvel of A.A. is that I tell only what happened to me. I don’t waste time offering advice to potential newcomers, for if advice worked, nobody would get to A.A. All I have to do is show what has brought me sobriety and what has changed my life. If I fail to stress the spiritual feature of A.A.’s program, I am being dishonest. The newcomer should not be given a false impression of sobriety. I am sober only through the grace of my Higher Power, and that makes it possible for me to share with others.


Comments on: "Honesty with Newcomers" (2)

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  2. This is a good practice phrase to use with each other before using it with a stranger. I am going to try it in a meeting tonight. Thank you for this great blog. Rise

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