BROTHERS IN OUR DEFECTS
We recovered alcoholics are not so much brothers in virtue
as we are brothers in our defects, and in our common
striving to overcome them.
AS BILL SEES IT, p. 167
The identification that one alcoholic has with another is
mysterious, spiritual–almost incomprehensible. But it is
there. I “feel” it. Today I feel that I can help people
and that they can help me.
It is a new and exciting feeling for me to care for someone;
to care what they are feeling, hoping for, praying for; to
know their sadness, joy, horror, sorrow, grief; to want to
share those feelings so that someone can have relief. I
never knew how to do this–or how to try. I never even cared.
The Fellowship of A.A., and God, are teaching me how to care