How To Think About The Traditions, 5

Read This First: How To Think… it’s important to understand that we as a greater society have lost the ability to think critically…

5. Each group has but one primary purpose‚ to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose-that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

Questions to ask yourself -How does a group become a spiritual entity? – each member has a voice – The Right of ParticipationConcept 4 – is also a Responsibility. All members must participate in order for the group to be a Spiritual Entity. One member has no more authority than any other member. The only authority is God and the Principles. God comes through the voice of the Group Members using Consensus vs. Robert’s Rules.
Is talking about Marijuana following the Primary Purpose? NO! Alcohol is our bottom line purpose. Do we have to change our sobriety date if we smoke weed? NO! I am an Anonymous ALCOHOLIC.
What’s the difference between the group’s message and AA’s message? Is there a difference? Region to Region, people see things a little differently, but the precise directions for the 12 steps are in the book, Alcoholics Anonymous.

That’s it. We don’t try to carry any other message than that of how to recover from alcoholism to the alcoholic. We may have a bee in our bonnet about other things we think are good for people, but we keep that to ourselves and TRUST God that once a person has a relationship with the God of their understanding, God will make sure they get the message they need personally about their other problems.