Principles Before Personalities Has 29 Years
Thursday July 13, 2017 – Doors open at 6:30 pm., special lead / speaker to follow at 8:00 pm.
St. Matthews Episcopal Church
5240 Talmadge Rd
Toledo, OH 43623
Come help the Principles Before Personalities AA group celebrate 29 years of helping and keeping the next sick and suffering Alcoholic find serenity through working the Twelve Steps of A.A. We will have fellowship, food, and fun. We will provide the bratwursts, hot dogs, grill for the cookout, cake, and beverages. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. We will have a special lead speaker.
Free of Dependence
I asked myself, “Why can’t the Twelve Steps work to release me from this unbearable depression?” By the hour, I stared at the St. Francis Prayer: “It is better to comfort than to be comforted.” Suddenly I realized what the answer might be. My basic flaw had always been dependence on people or circumstances to supply me with prestige, security, and confidence.
Failing to get these things according to my perfectionist dreams and specifications, I fought for them. And when defeat came, so did my depression. Reinforced by what grace I could find in prayer, I had to exert every ounce of will and action to cut off these faulty emotional dependencies upon people and upon circumstances. Then only could I be free to love as Francis had loved.
Grapevine, January 1958