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Dec. 17th

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Taken from the 4th Edition of the Book Alcoholics Anonymous, copyrighted by AA World Services Inc. and used with permission.

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The 9th Step Promises

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4.  We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.

5.  No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience
can benefit others.

6.  That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will

Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pps. 83-84

As Bill Sees It


                            Eternal Values

Many people will have no truck at all with absolute spiritual values. Perfectionists, they say, are either full of conceit because they fancy they have reached some impossible goal, or else they are swamped in self-condemnation because they have not doneso.

Yet I think that we should not hold this view. It is not the fault of great ideals that they are sometimes misused and so become shallow excuses for guilt, rebellion, and pride. On the contrary, we cannot grow very much unless we constantly try to envision that the eternal spiritual values are.

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"Day by day, we try to move a little toward God's perfection. So we need not be consumed by maudlin guilt for failure to achieve His likeness and image by Thursday next. Progress is our aim, and His perfection is the beacon, light-years away, that draws us on."

2. LETTER, 1966
END of Reading

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