A.A. offered me complete freedom and accepted me into Fellowship for myself. Membership did not depend upon conformity, financial success or education and I am so grateful for that. I often ask myself if I extend the same equality to others or if I deny them the freedom to be different. Today I try to replace my fear and intolerance with faith, patience, love and acceptance. I can bring these strengths to my A.A. group, my home and my office. I make an effort to bring my positive attitude everywhere that I go.
I have neither the right, nor the
responsibility, to judge other. Depending on my attitude I
can view newcomers to A.A., family members and friends as
menaces or as teachers. When I think of some of my past judgments,
it is clear how my self-righteousness caused me spiritual