From the December 2018 magazine.

The best part of my week

He’s seen men come and go. Some make it and many not, but one thing’s for sure: He keeps coming

Step twelve: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry the message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

After decades of contented sobriety, I finally noticed the word “carry,” as in carry the message. When I finally started taking AA meetings into the county jail a couple of years later, I realized I had found my niche. Though I had never been arrested for a DUI (or any other illegal, booze-fueled stunts), I found compatible fellows. 

-- Tom C.

El Paso, Texas

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