The Patron Saint of AA
I wish I could tell you that after reading the Big Book and the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, I experienced a spiritual awakening and grasped a total understanding of our Traditions. I wish I could tell you that as a GSR, a DCM, and an active member of several standing committees, I have never violated the principles set forth in the Traditions. But, typically alcoholic, I gained most of my knowledge and understanding from my mistakes and through the mistakes of others. Sadly, I made most of those mistakes after several years of sobriety, when I should have known better.