We all belong to one family. We are all children of the Great Spirit. We walk the same path, shake our thirst at the same spring. We are friends we must assist each other to bear our burdens... The Great Spirit made all things...We must be united...We must smoke the same pipe and more than all we must love the Great Spirit, He is for us.
My workshop stands on a hill back of our house. Looking over the valley, I see the village community house where our local group meets. Beyond the circle of my horizon lies the whole world of A.A.
AA Today pg. 7
The unity of A.A. is the most cherished quality our society has. Our lives, the lives of all to come, depend squarely upon it. Without unity, the heart of A.A. would cease to beat; our world arteries would no longer carry the life-giving grace of God.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 129
We must think deeply of all those sick ones still to come to A.A. As they try to make their return to faith and to life, we want them to find everything in A.A. that we found, and yet more, if that is possible. No care, no vigilance, no effort to preserve A.A.'s constant effectiveness and spiritual strength will ever be too great to hold us in full readiness for the day of their homecoming.
Bill W. 1959
Great Spirit walk with us today and show us we are all just a part of the same great whole.