July 2013: Light Touch or Heavy Hand?
One member says you may never know who’ll deliver the hope
None of us in AA knows what another drunk needs to hear or how they need to hear it. We’re simply not that powerful. That’s God’s job. There are as many ways to reach out to a sick and suffering alkie as there are drunks. What may help one drunk may or may not help another.
There are those who reach out with softness, and certainly their way is valid because it helps them stay sober. That’s their truth. There are those who reach out with a heavy hand; some would say they are unkind or not compassionate. Well, I don’t know if that’s true or not, but if that’s what helps...
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