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AUGUST 30th

THE ONLY REQUIREMENT . . .


"At one time . . . every A. A. group had many membership rules.

Everybody was scared witless that something or somebody would capsize the boat. . .

The total list was a mile long. If all those rules had been in effect everywhere,

nobody could have possibly joined A.A. at all, ..."

TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, pp. 139-40

I'm grateful that the Third Tradition only requires of me a desire to stop drinking. I had been breaking promises for years.

In the Fellowship I didn't have to make promises, I didn't have to concentrate. It only required my attending one meeting, in a foggy condition, to know I was home.

I didn't have to pledge undying love. Here, strangers hugged me. "It gets better," they said, and "One day at a time, you can do it." 

They were no longer strangers, but caring friends.

I ask God to help me to reach out to people desiring sobriety, and to, please, keep me grateful!

End of Reading

Jj


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