Endigar 588 ~ One Ultimate Authority

From the Daily Reflections of October 26;

For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.   (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 132)

When I am chosen to carry some small responsibility for my fellows, I ask that God grant me the patience, open-mindedness, and willingness to listen to those I would lead. I must remind myself that I am the trusted servant of others, not their “governor,” “teacher,” or “instructor.” God guides my words and my actions, and my responsibility is to heed His suggestions. Trust is my watchword, I trust others who lead. In the Fellowship of A.A., I entrust God with the ultimate authority of “running the show.”

 

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My Higher Power, the one I accept as the ultimate guide of my life, must be loving and must manifest in my group connections.  To live sober, I must be a river flowing and not a stagnant pool.  I must have an inlet of life from Gomu (God of my understanding) giving new life and an outlet of the same into my recovery network and beyond.  My source is infinite so I am not drained by giving while connected.

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