Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously. But where and how were we to find this Power? Well, that’s exactly what this book is about. Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem. That means we have written a book which we believe to be spiritual as well as moral.
Inc, A.A. World Services. Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition (p. 45). A.A. World Services, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
For our group
WHERE does A.A. get its direction? Who runs it? This, too, is a puzzler for every friend and newcomer. When told that our Society has no president having authority to govern it, no treasurer who can compel the payment of any dues, no board of directors who can cast an erring member into outer darkness, when indeed no A.A. can give another a directive and enforce obedience, our friends gasp and exclaim, “This simply can’t be. There must be an angle somewhere.” These practical folk then read Tradition
Alcoholics Anonymous World Service Inc.. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (p. 132). AA World Services, Inc. Kindle Edition.
Past Monthly Focus Steps and Traditions