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Powerful Stuff

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:10 pm
by Slunga
While paging through the 12 & 12 , I came across some sobering info on page #"174
that is as pertinent today as it was when written. Bill put it simply and precisely ,

" Unless each A.A. member follows to the best of his ability our
suggested Twelve Steps to recovery, he almost certainly signs his own death warrant.

- His drunkenness and dissolution are not penalties inflicted by people in authority,
they result from his personal disobedience to spiritual principles.
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The same stern threat applies to the group itself. Unless there is approximate
conformity to A.A.'s Twelve Traditions, the group, too, can deteriorate and die.
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So we of A.A.do obey spiritual principles, first because we must and ultimately
because we love the kind of life such obedience brings.
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Great suffering and great love are A.A.'s disciplinarians ; we need no others."
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Wow, no pulling punches here !