week 114) Big Book Workshop 13 March 2014
• Once again, Stephanie’s new address for donations to the website is:
N. Pembroke, MA 02358
• The only requirement to participate in an open study-buddy group is to announce yourself. And if you have not done the work, just add, after announcing yourself: (Hello) “I’m just listening today.”
AA 12 x 12 Step 2 Page 32 (1953 edition) Halfway through paragraph which begins
‘To the clergymen...’ until end of the paragraph ‘…enough grace to restore us to sanity.’
‘In both cases, we had been asking something for nothing.’
Q1. Have I been trying to get something for nothing?
‘In no deep or meaningful sense had we ever taken stock of ourselves, made amends to those we had harmed, or freely given to any other human being without any demand for reward. We had not even prayed rightly. We had always said ‘Grant me my wishes’ instead of ‘They will be done.’” The love of God and man we understood not at all. Therefore we remained self-deceived and so incapable of receiving enough grace to restore us to sanity.’
Q2. Write on how it is lack of humility to say: Grant my wishes. A humble person will say ‘Thy will be done’. Write about how it makes you feel in your gut when you are told you can’t say grant me something.
Q3. What does it mean to be a gimme gimme type of person? Are you one?
It is not black and white. Be honest. Remember you are writing your fourth step here. even though we are on step two. All of this gut level writing is going to make the biggest difference in your life, right here and now.
Our live phone meetings are every Tuesday at 8:00 AM EST. The phone number for these live meetings is (712) 775-7031, and the meeting ID number is 714744988#.
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North Pembroke MA 02358
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