Walks in the Rain Winnebago
Once more: The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental
defense against the first drink. Except in a few rare cases, neither he
nor any other human being can provide such a defense. His defense must
come from a Higher Power.
Big Book pg. 43
Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by
which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than
Big Book pg. 45
Our description of the alcoholic, the chapter to the agnostic, and
our personal adventures before and after make clear three pertinent
(a) That we were alcoholic and could not
manage our own lives.
(b) That probably no human power could have
relieved our alcoholism.
(c) That God could and would if He were
Big Book pg. 60