From the April 1960 magazine.

A Chaplain Looks at AA

IT seems to me impossible to look at AA from the outside and really understand it. If one would grasp its meaning and power to release the healing power in persons, it is necessary to feel one's own need for such healing. It is an anxiety-provoking experience to stand before any group of people, especially those who expect strong conviction and life from a leader, and admit to need and weakness.

But only as one stands with and not above people is he able to understand AA. It is first of all a leveling experience which every person, no matter how strong he may seem or how weak he may feel and act, stands with others before the higher power, acknowledging weakness and need.

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