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May 29th  'Daily Reflections' are copyrighted by AA World Services Inc. and are reprinted with permission.


TRUE TOLERANCE

The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to
stop drinking.
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 139

I first heard the short form of the Third Tradition in the
Preamble. When I came to A.A. I could not accept myself,
my alcoholism, or a Higher Power. If there had been any
physical, mental, moral, or religious requirements for
membership, I would be dead today. Bill W. said in his
tape on the Traditions that the Third Tradition is a charter
for individual freedom. The most impressive thing to me
was the feeling of acceptance from members who were
practicing the Third Tradition by tolerating and accepting
me. I feel acceptance is love and love is God's will for us.



From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

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