The Teaching is Never Over - 26 March 2011
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These words put a lump in my throat each time I read them. In the beginning it was because I felt, "Oh no! The teaching is over. Now I’m on my own. It will never be this new again." Today I feel deep affection for the A.A. pioneers when I read this passage, realizing that it sums up all of what I believe in, and strive for, and that – with God’s blessing – the teaching is never over, I’m never on my own, and every day is brand new.
Was I scared! Words can’t describe how much I feared going out into the world. My time was up at the Treatment Center! I would have to go out alone and afraid. But I was forgetting that God walked with me and I had turned my will over to him – with abandon. I also hadn’t counted on the power of AA.
After a lifetime of drinking and doing it my way – I was amazed and awestruck how I made it through the first day and then the second. That was two years plus ago. I’ll be a newbie for a long time, but what the heck – I’s already got the keys to the "kingdom" and I don’t plan to give them to anyone but God (HP) and AA.