From the May 1954 magazine.

A Few Suggestions

from the groupvine

Some speakers at group meetings, in their desire to be regarded as regular guys with a message to newly arrived members, frequently resort to the sort of language which earned for English soldiers in France who fought Joan of Arc's troops the sobriquet "goddams." True, a group meeting is not a Sunday school, but many are held in church basements, and are attended by some church people. So why do it?

After group meetings we often seethe chap who stands like Napoleon on the Bellerophon, an isolated figure, shaky and friendless. He has a load of trouble; why not get a load of some of it? Perhaps he's broke, like you and I were when we came in. You have saved money since your two or five-year period of abstinence. Would a couple of bucks to help him to a hotel or restaurant break you? Of course not. Perhaps that same man will "kick through" with the $2 some other time.

-- Charlie H.

Toronto, Ontario

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