Here is a quote from Bill Wilson that is appropriate for the times:
"We of AA now find ourselves in a world
characterized by destructive fears as never before in history. But in it we
nevertheless see great areas of faith and tremendous aspirations toward justice
and brotherhood. Yet no prophet can presume to say whether the world outcome
will be blazing destruction or the beginning, under God's intention, of the
brightest era yet known to mankind...
We AA's can say that we do not fear the world outcome, whichever course it may take. This is because we have been enabled to deeply feel and say, 'We shall fear no evil - Thy will, not ours, be done.'" (Bill W., January 1962)
The 9/11 attack on America reminds us of a statement made by one of our non alcoholic trustees over sixty years ago (around the time of WWII):
"Alcoholics Anonymous is an island of sanity in a world gone mad."
And, from the 12 & 12
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