Apostleship - Cross-Cultural Addictions - Poems relating to The 12 Traditions in AA
Note: These poems appeared in the regular sequence and general index of poems. This page is a collection of links to those poems, grouped by the tradition often heard in 12-step program context.
Poems Relating To Sayings and Traditions In General
Poems Relating To Tradition One - Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity
Poems Relating To Tradition Two - 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.
Poems Relating To Tradition Three - The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Poems Relating To Tradition Four - Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.
Poems Relating To Tradition Five - Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
Poems Relating To Tradition Six - An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
Poems Relating To Tradition Seven - Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
Poems Relating To Tradition Eight - Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
Poems Relating To Tradition Nine - A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
Poems Relating To Tradition Ten - Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
Poems Relating To Tradition Eleven - Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.
- "Geometric Growth" [Module#372] (Matt.26:13; Mark 14:9) (April/04/15)Life grows geometrically (1-2-4-8-16-etc) not arithmetically 1-2-3-4-etc). AA is a living organism and grows like all organisms, geometrically...therefore attraction of others works just fine.
Poems Relating To Tradition Twelve - Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
- "Humiliy" - Aug/09 /12Humility is essential for community life. The "seven deadly sins" had their origin in monasteries in Europe. the list is actually a list of things which are deadly to good community functioning. AA groups could benefit from reflecting on such lists.
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