On studying the Twelve Steps, many of us exclaimed, “What an order! I can’t go through with it.” Do not be discouraged. No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles. We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines. The principles we have set down are guides to progress. We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.
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“We recovered alcoholics are not so much brothers in virtues as we are brothers in our defects, and in our common strivings to overcome them.”
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, P. 60