February 25, 2006

No Ordinary Success Story

A.A. is no success story in the ordinary sense of the word. It is a story of suffering transmuted, under grace, into spiritual progress.

Upon entering A.A. I listened to others talk about the reality of their drinking; loneliness, terror and pain. As I listened further, I soon heard a description of a very different kind - the reality of sobriety. It is a reality of freedom and happiness, of purpose and direction, and the serenity and peace with God, ourselves and others. By attending meetings I am reintroduced to that reality, over and over. I see it in the eyes and hear it is the voices of those around me. By working the program I find the direction and strength with which to make it mine. The joy of A.A. is that this new reality is available to me.

Copyright 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc.
Daily Reflections

Technorati Tags: , , ,

No comments: