So we have both suffered, we must help one another and the Great Spirit will help us both.
Pied Riche Potawatomi
Countless times, in as many cities and hamlets, we reenacted the story of Eddie Rickenbacker and his courageous company when their plane crashed in the Pacific. Like us, they had suddenly found themselves saved from death, but still floating on a perilous sea. How well they saw that their common welfare came first. None might become selfish of water and bread. Each needed to consider the others, and in abiding faith they knew they must find their real strength. And this they did find, in measure to transcend all the defects of their frail craft, every test of uncertainty, pain, fear, and despair, and even the death of one.
Thus has it been with A.A. By faith and by works we have been able to build upon the lessons of an incredible experience. They live today in the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, which--God willing--shall sustain us in unity for so long as He may need us.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 131
Your job now is to be at the place where you may be of maximum helpfulness to others, so never hesitate to go anywhere if you can be helpful. You should not hesitate to visit the most sordid spot on earth on such an errand. Keep on the firing line of life with these motives and God will keep you unharmed.
Big Book pg. 102
Great Mystery give us strength to know how to help our brothers and sisters, wisdom to listen to our ancestors.