Friday, January 05, 2007

Last call


todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that my little illness was just a 24-hour bug; I've sure had it a lot worse than this one

I'm short of time and will be away from home most of the day. So I shall leave you with this from the Big Book, Chapter 7, Working With Others...

"We are careful never to show intolerance or hatred of drinking as an institution. Experience shows that such an attitude is not helpful to anyone. Every new alcoholic looks for this spirit among us and is immenseldly relieved when he finds we are not witchburners. A spirit of intolerance might repel alcoholics whose lives could have been saved, had it not been for such stupidity."

The whole worth of a kind deed is in the love that inspires it.
-The Talmud


Redhead Gal said...

Interesting quote. I don't think I am a witch burner but it's hard not to see what damage alcohol does to people--even normies--and to society without despising it a little. It's also helpful to me to hate the substance, although certainly not the user. As a society, alcohol and drugs seemed to be so ingrained at a great cost.

Scott said...

intolerance?? man I hate that! he he just kidding :-) great reading this morning dAAve!

Trudging said...

Interesting, thanks

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

Glad you're ok.

How I wish everyone in the world is not a WitchBurner especially Malaysian. I know coz I can feel their hatred to addicts. Even to a recovering addicts!

Greeting from Malaysia.

Mark said...

You've got to stop doing that to that poor cat :)

Todd in H.K. (formerly Mr. H.K.) said...

You have a great weekend yourself, Mister!