What glorious mysteries paradoxes are! They do not compute,
yet when recognized and accepted, they reaffirm something
in the universe beyond human logic. When I face a fear,
I am given courage; when I support a brother or sister, my
capacity to love myself is increased; when I accept pain as
part of the growing experience of life, I realize a greater
happiness; when I look at my dark side, I am brought into
new light; when I accept my vulnerabilities and surrender
to Higher Power, I am graced with unforeseen strength.
I stumbled through the doors of A.A. in disgrace, expecting
nothing from life, and I have been give hope and dignity.
Miraculously, the only way to keep the gifts of the program
is to pass them on.