Do not mock him whom thou seest commit a fault and do not throw it in his face. Enter into thyself and fear lest that which offends thee in others may happen to thyself.
An illness of this sort--and we have come to believe it an illness--involves those about us in a way no other human sickness can. If a person has cancer all are sorry for him and no one is angry or hurt. But not so with the alcoholic illness, for with it goes annihilation of all things worth while in life. It engulfs all whose lives touch the sufferer's. It brings misunderstanding, fierce resentment, financial insecurity, disgusted friends and employers, warped lives of blameless children, sad wives and parents--anyone can increase the list.
Big Book pg. 18
Great Mystery remind me that we are all equal.