we utter words as if they are nothing more than sound, our thoughts will
be regarded as shallow and worthless and so will we. And if we are
careless of the truth we must, in the end, lose the trust of our brothers
Frothy emotional appeal seldom suffices. The message which can
interest and hold these alcoholic people must have depth and weight. In
nearly all cases, their ideals must be grounded in a power greater than
themselves, if they are to re-create their
Big Book pg. xxvi
But he did no ranting. In a matter of fact way he told how two men
had appeared in court, persuading the judge to suspend his commitment.
They had told of a simple religious idea and a practical program of
action. That was two months ago and the result was self-evident. It
had come to pass his experience along to me—if I cared to have it. I was
shocked, but interested. Certainty I was interested. I had to be, for I
Big Book pgs. 9 & 10
Grandfather, Grandmother may I choose my words to have depth and weight.