Christmas Day Open House
Tuesday – December 25, 2018 – Christmas Day 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Senior Center
2308 Jefferson Ave
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Dinner will be served until 3:00 pm. Our open house is welcome to AA members, and their families. We will provide the meat, and we ask that all members who can, please bring a dish to pass / share. All donations of money, and / or food will be greatly appreciated.
Gradually we began to be able to accept the other fellow’s sins as well as his virtues. We coined the potent and meaningful expression “Let us always love the best in others – and never fear their worst.”
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Finally, we begin to see that all people, including ourselves, are to some extent emotionally ill as well as frequently wrong. When this happens, we approach true tolerance and we see what real love for our fellows actually means.
1. Grapevine, January 1962
2. Twelve and Twelve, Page 92
Though I still find it difficult to accept today’s pain and anxiety with any great degree of serenity – as those more advanced in the spiritual life seemable to do – I can give thanks for present pain nevertheless. I find the willingness to do this by contemplating the lessons learned from past suffering – lessons which have led to the blessings I now enjoy. I can remember how the agonies of alcoholism, the pain of rebellion and thwarted pride, have often led me to God’s grace, and so to a new freedom.
Grapevine, March 1962