Editorial May 2020
One of our favourite phrases at SHARE is, 'Your
meeting between meetings.' At this time of physical meetings being suspended we
hope that Share can be a part of your, 'Meeting between meetings' to help
support you on your sober journey.
In my time in the Fellowship I have seen
that alcoholics are very resourceful people. I see that resourcefulness today
with meetings going on line and members finding many new ways to keep sharing
with each other.
Most of our meetings end with members
saying together the Serenity Prayer. The acceptance part now probably includes the
fact that we cannot get to meetings, we cannot welcome each other with a
handshake and that we are confined to where we live. The courage to change is
perhaps learning how to use unfamiliar technology to get to an online meeting,
the courage to reach out and call other members who we, 'Don't want to disturb'
and to think about other new ways we can do Service in AA in these very
I have heard members sharing about many
things recently including fear. But this is nothing new for us. In our Big Book
where it brings us to Step Ten the book quotes, 'Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear.
When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them. We discuss them with
someone immediately and make amends quickly if we have harmed anyone. Then we
resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can help. Love and tolerance of
others is our code.' (BB p.84)
So we continue to have a Programme for our
daily lives and for this present situation. We could therefore class ourselves
as fortunate that we have a way of dealing with all these difficulties but only
on a daily basis.
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