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Merry Christmas!

Postby tblue818 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:36 am

1944 Christmas message from Bill W.:

To all AA members

Greetings on our 10th Christmas, 1944.

Yes, it's in the air! The spirit of Christmas once more warms

This poor distraught world. Over the whole globe millions are

Looking forward to that one day when strife can be forgotten,

When it will be remembered that all human beings, even the least are

Loved by God, when men will hope for the coming of the Prince

Of Peace as they never hoped before. But there is another world which

Is not poor. Neither is it distraught. It is the world of

Alcoholics Anonymous, where thousands dwell happily and secure.

Secure because each of us, in his own way, knows a greater power who

Is love, who is just, and who can be trusted. Nor can men and women

Of AA ever forget that only through suffering did they find enough

Humility to enter the portals of that New World. How privileged we

Are to understand so well the divine paradox that strength rises

From weakness, that humiliation goes before resurrection; that

Pain is not only the price but the very touchstone of spiritual

Rebirth. Knowing it's full worth and purpose, we can no longer

Fear adversity, we have found prosperity where there was poverty,

Peace and joy have sprung out of the very midst of chaos.

Great indeed our blessings! And so, Merry Christmas to

You all— - from the Trustees, from Bobbie and from Lois and me.

May God bless us, every one ~


Heard on a recent Joyce Meyer program: Yes, there are reasons that we are the way we are, but don't allow reasons to become excuses to remain unchanged.
Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.

"Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got."
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Re: Merry Christmas!

Postby ezdzit247 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:43 pm

Merry Christmas!

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