Our Ultimate Power

Our purpose and direction in AA is to “stay sober and help others.” Members participate is this “business side” of A.A. because they want the hand of A.A. always to be there for all who seek help now and in the future. A.A. has been in existence for over 80 years, and is still a viable program today. There have been some changes over the years, but the basics are still the same – the first 164 pages of the Big Book are still viewed as the “Program.” It’s an interesting process to see the business side of AA at work in our local groups. The service structure of A.A. is designed so that the individuals in the groups are the ones involved in any changes that may be considered. There is no President, no CEO, no “boss” of A.A., God is our ultimate authority, and He has the last word when majority fails to speak. How do you view the business side of AA?


2 thoughts on “Our Ultimate Power

  1. Grapevine Quote

    October 27
    “It’s funny how life is lived forward — and understood backward.”
    Vail, Ariz., October 2005
    “Living Life Forward”
    No Matter What: Dealing with Adversity in Sobriety

    Suppose we’re just made that way!
    It’s funny I just never could figure out why I got locked up in jail.
    Could it have been because I had been drinking liquor?

  2. Whatever the reasons, and it took more than a wee while, I began to see that my old habits didn’t serve me, and it was not just the booze that created havoc.
    But I had to finally trust you guys had found something else better that I could do too.
    And I was quite disbelieving, smug and quietly sure it wasn’t for me for more than two years, even though I didn’t drink.
    Finally, God did for me what I couldn’t do for myself; I took the Steps and discovered a life I could not have imagined.
    What a happy thing for those around me, let alone my tired, old self.
    Grateful for the Gift.

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