From the December 1969 magazine.

Second Tradition Checklist

AA's Twelve Traditions have, in my experience, often proved vital in keeping me shober, and helpful otherwise in all my affairs." - This is the second of a series of articles sharing that experience

For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority. . .a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants. . .they do not govern.

SHORTLY after I returned to the office from lunch, the phone on my desk rang. It was a late autumn day during my first sober AA year.

-- B. L.

Manhattan, New York

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