Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. ~ ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 63
Many times in my alcoholic state, I drank to establish a bond between myself and others, but I succeeded only in establishing the bondage of alcoholic loneliness. Through the A.A. way of life, I have received the gift of bonding— with those who were there before me, with those who are there now, and with those yet to come. For this gracious gift from God, I am forever grateful.