Let us not be discouraged. Let us cleanse our minds of delusion. Let us rid ourselves willingly of hate, and put love within ourselves and join together with renewed faith in our Creator...And not forget the future of our children and those yet to come.
David Monongye Hopi
Today we in A.A. are together, and we know we are going to stay together. We are at peace with each other and with the world around us. So many of our conflicts are resolved that our destiny seems secure. The problems of yesterday have produced the blessings of today.
Ours is not the usual success story; rather it is the story of how, under God's grace, an unsuspected strength has arisen out of great weakness; of how, under threats of disunity and collapse, world-wide unity and brotherhood have been forged. In the course of this experience we have evolved a set of traditional principals by which we live and work together and relate ourselves as a fellowship to the world around us. These principals are called the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. They represent the distilled experience of our past, and we rely on them to carry us in unity through the challenges and dangers which the future may bring.
"AA Comes of Age" pg. 79
Grandfather help us to remember that the group is stronger than the individual. Let us remember the next generation.