Tuesday Young Peoples Now Meets at 7:30 PM
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Tuesday Young People’s
- Updated January 2, 2018
Self-Respect Through Sacrifice
At the beginning we sacrificed alcohol. We had to, or it would have killed us. But we couldn’t get rid of alcohol unless we made other sacrifices. We had to toss self-justification, self pity, and anger right out the window. We had to quit the crazy contest for personal prestige and big bank balances. We had to take personal responsibility for our sorry slate and quit blaming others for it. Were these sacrifices? Yes, they were. To gain enough humility and self-respect to stay alive at all, we had to give up what had really been our dearest possessions — our ambition and our illegitimate pride.
A.A. Comes Of Age, Page 287
Anger – Personal and Group Enemy
“As the book `Alcoholics Anonymous’ puts it, `Resentment is the Number One offender’. It is a primary cause of relapses into drinking. How well we of A.A. know that for us `to drink is eventually to go mad or die’. “Much the same penalty overhangs every A.A. group. Given enough anger, both unity and purpose are lost. Given still more `righteous’ indignation, the group can disintegrate; it can actually die. This is why we avoid controversy. This is why we prescribe no punishments for any misbehavior, no matter how grievous. Indeed, no alcoholic can be deprived of his membership for any reason whatever. “Punishment never heals. Only love can heal.”