Ever since it began as Alcoholics Anonymous, it’s been divided by a major controversial issue. Nor has our Fellowship ever publicly taken sides on any question in an embattled world.
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This, however, has been no earned virtue. It could almost be said that we were born with it. . . “So long as we don’t argue these matters privately, it’s a cinch we never shall publicly.” — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS.
Do I remember that I have a right to my opinion but that others don’t have to share it? That’s the spirit of “Live and Let Live.” The Serenity Prayer reminds me, with God’s help, to “Accept the things I cannot change.”
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Am I still trying to change others? When it comes to “Courage to change the things I can,” do I remember that my opinions are mine, and yours are yours? Am I still afraid to be me?
When it comes to “Wisdom to know the difference,” do I remember that my opinions come from my experience?
If I have a know-it-all attitude, aren’t I being deliberately controversial?
Just for today
I will remember that I am a beacon to all who follow in my path, a vision of hope.
Uma unenkinga yophuzo oludakyo siza thintana nalezi nobolo ezingezanzi.
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The AA Estcourt branch hosts meetings every Tuesday at Forderville Primary School from 7pm to 8pm. Contact Desigan on 082 849 3014, Roy on 081 874 8016 or Tony on 079 513 4422.
The AA Winterton branch hosts meetings every Thursday at the Springfield Church opposite the police station from 7pm to 8pm. Contact Dolly on 071 688 5330 or Virgilo on 079 688 0432.