HONESTY WITH NEWCOMERS
“Tell him exactly what happened to you. Stress the spiritual feature freely.”–ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, pg. 93
The marvel of A.A. is that I tell only what happened to me. I don’t waste time offering advice to potential newcomers, for if advice worked, nobody would get to A.A. All I have to do is show what has brought me sobriety and what has changed my life. If I fail to stress the spiritual feature of A.A.’s program, I am, being dishonest. The newcomer should not be given a false impression of sobriety. I am sober only thought the grace of my Higher Power, and that makes it possible for me to share with others.
From the book Daily Reflections
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