The phrase “God as we understand him” is perhaps the most important expression to be found in our whole AA vocabulary.  Within the compass of these five significant words there can be included every kind and degree of faith, together with the positive assurance that each of us may choose his own.  Scarcely less valuable to us are those supplemental expressions – “a higher power” and “a power greater than ourselves.”  For all who deny, or seriously doubt a deity, these frame an open door over whose threshold the unbeliever can take his first easy step into a reality that is unknown to him – the realm of faith.

Faith is more than our greatest gift, its sharing with others is our greatest responsibility.  So may we of AA continually seek the wisdom and the willingness by which we may well fulfill that immense trust which the giver of all perfect gifts has placed in our hands.