“Reminding ourselves that we have decided to go to any lengths to find a spiritual experience, we ask that we be given strength and direction to do the right thing, no matter what the personal consequences may be.”
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 79
“In this life we shall attain nothing like perfect humility and love. So we shall have to settle, respecting most of our problems, for a very gradual progress, punctuated sometimes by heavy setbacks. Our old-time attitudes of ‘all or nothing’ will have to be abandoned.”
When I forgive someone I guess what I really mean to say is that I admit I judge others. Forgiving and condemning are God’s business, not mine. Only He has the mercy to judge and to accept at the same time. My job is to achieve enough humility to see myself in others and to accept both myself and others, by identifying. The willingness to make amends will grow from this act of love.
– The Best of the Grapevine [Vol. 2], p. 162
Thought to Ponder . . . Forgiveness is the final form of love.
AA-related ‘Alconym’ . . . H O W = Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness.