Endigar 432 ~ Our Primary Purpose

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

The more A.A. sticks to its primary purpose, the greater will be its helpful influence everywhere.  (A.A. Comes of Age, page 109)

It is with gratitude that I reflect on the early days of our Fellowship and those wise and loving “foresteppers” who proclaimed that we should not be diverted from our primary purpose, that of carrying the message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

I desire to impart respect to those who labor in the field of alcoholism, being ever mindful that A.A. endorses no causes other than its own. I must remember that A.A. has no monopoly on miracle making and I remain humbly grateful to a loving God who made A.A. possible.

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When I read this, several thoughts come to mind.  Focus brings efficiency.  Focused simplicity is preferable to diverted complication.  I have been taught this and have experienced what happens when I pile too many side issues into my recovery.  I get stuck.  confused.  I feel panic.

When I walk into the fellowship, I become part of the primary purpose.  I am grateful.  I am responsible.

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