From the December 2013 magazine.

December 2013: Open-minded

A member gets a morning reminder to appreciate our spiritual diversity

“The phrase ‘God as we understand him’ is perhaps the most important expression to be found in our whole AA vocabulary. Within the compass of these five significant words there can be included every kind and degree of faith, together with the positive assurance that each of us may choose his own.”

From “God As We Understand Him: The Dilemma of No Faith”
—Bill W., April 1961


As I’ve grown older in AA, I’ve had to resist the urge to grow set in my ways and become closed-minded about differing viewpoints. When the...

-- B.C.

New Market, Maryland