ONE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY
“For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.”
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 132
When I am chosen to carry some small responsibility for my fellows, I ask that God grant me the patience, open-mindedness, and willingness to listen to those I would lead. I must remind myself that I am the trusted servant of others, not their “governor,” “teacher,” or “instructor.” God guides my words and actions, and my responsibility is to heed His Suggestions. Trust is my watchword, I trust others who lead. In the Fellowship of A.A., I entrust God with the ultimate authority of “running the show.”
From the book Daily Reflections
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