From the July 2000 magazine.

Your Move

The law of love


Readers tell us about their favorite passages in AA literature.

I came across the following passage from the Big Book (page 542) several years ago: "For me, AA is a synthesis of all the philosophy I've ever read, all of the positive, good philosophy, all of it based on love. I have seen that there is only one law, the law of love, and there are only two sins; the first is to interfere with the growth of another human being, and the second is to interfere with one's own growth."

The discovery of this pearl came at a pivotal time in my recovery when I...

-- Stephen F.

Manhattan, New York