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Great Spirit! Hear me, not for myself but for my people. Great Spirit! Hear me that they may once more go back into the sacred hoop and find the good road.

Black Elk  Lakota




Our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

AA Preamble  AA Grapevine




Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us.

Big Book  pg. 77





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





They had visioned the Great Reality--their loving and All Powerful Creator.

Big Book  pg. 161