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The minute we put our work on a service plane, the alcoholic commences to rely upon our assistance rather than upon God.
He clamors for this or that, claiming he cannot master alcohol until his material needs are cared for.
Nonsense, some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job – wife or no wife – we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.
Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man that he can get well regardless of anyone. The only condition is that he trusts in God and clean house.
It’s been rumored that Clancy I. has made the observation that in some areas of the country A.A. has been slowly and deliberately elbowing God out of the rooms of recovery. I do not believe that this phenomenon is unique to A.A. for I find this to be a common and progressively deleterious attitude and that A.A.’s are but a reflection of those declining social mores , we are but a microcosm of societies’ ills as a whole.
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