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 our 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