Service-It’s Ours To Do

We have Three Legacies in A.A and they are: Recovery, Service and Unity. Recovery is the blessing we receive by working the Program. Service comes in many forms, and affords all of us, a diverse opportunity to express our gratitude for our sobriety. Unity is the knowledge that we are all part of a whole, we are family. Service positions are not difficult, and do not require great knowledge or experience – there are always others who can help guide us to complete the duties assigned to the positions. It is an opportunity to lend a hand to the Fellowship that gave us the recovery we so enjoy. Some positions require more than others, but there is always a need for others to step up and be of service to the Program, the Program that has saved our lives, in many cases. While many positions require lengths of sobriety, there are some which do not require extended recovery lengths. Service can be as simple as pouring coffee, cleaning the Fellowship hall, etc. A.A. cannot function without the efforts of us all.

Photo courtesy of MX
Photo courtesy of MX

2 thoughts on “Service-It’s Ours To Do

  1. Grapevine Quote

    November 20
    “I’d like to develop Step Eleven further — for the benefit of the complete doubter, the unlucky one who can’t believe it has any real merit at all …. As he goes along with his process of prayer, he begins to add up the results. If he persists, he will almost surely find more serenity, more tolerance, less fear, and less anger. He will acquire a quiet courage, the kind that doesn’t strain him. He can look at so-called failure and success for what they really are. Problems and calamity will begin to mean instruction, instead of destruction. He will feel freer and saner … His sense of purpose and of direction will increase. His tensions and anxieties will commence to fade. His physical health is likely to improve. Wonderful and unaccountable things will start to happen. Twisted relations in his family and on the outside will unaccountably improve. “Even if few of these things happen, he will still find himself in possession of great gifts. When he has to deal with hard circumstances he can face them and accept them. He can now accept himself and the world around him.”
    AA Co-Founder, Bill W., June 1958
    “Take Step Eleven”
    The Language of the Heart

    Harry.more and more convinced.

  2. Top of the morning family,
    Step 11 To discover/understand the plan that Divine Mercy has for ones life.
    – am I’m hateful or grateful?
    – am I’m dividing or multiply?
    – am I packing fighting tools or mercy tools?
    – Am I breathing in His blessings?

    Its a good day to have a happiness in day.

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