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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.
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.
So we of obey spiritual principles, first because we must and ultimately
because we love the kind of life such obedience brings.
Great suffering and great love are A.A.'s disciplinarians ; we need no others."
Wow, no pulling punches here !