He goes to the edge of
the cliff and turns his face to the rising sun and scatters the sacred
cornmeal. Then he prays that all the people may have healthy and long lives and
be happy and good in the heart. He prays for everybody in the whole world,
our literature has preserved the integrity of the A.A. message, sweeping
changes in society as a whole are reflected in new customs and practices within
the Fellowship. Taking advantage of technological advances, for example, A.A.
members with computers can participate in meetings online, sharing with fellow
alcoholics across the country or around the world. Fundamentally, though, the
difference between an electronic meeting and the home group around the corner
is only one of format. In any meeting, anywhere, A.A.'s share experience,
strength, and hope with each other, in order to stay sober and help other
alcoholics. Modem-to-modem or face-to-face, A.A.'s speak the language of the
heart in all its power and simplicity.
Original Foreword to Fourth Edition Big Book pg. xxiv
Mystery teach me to pray for all people.