12 Traditions Check List â€“ Tradition Two
Tradition Two: For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authorityâ€”a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
1. Do I criticize or do I trust and support my group officers, AA committees, and office workers? Newcomers? Old-timers?
2. Am I absolutely trustworthy, even in secret, with AA Twelfth Step jobs or other AA responsibility?
3. Do I look for credit in my AA jobs? Praise for my AA ideas?
4. Do I have to save face in group discussion, or can I yield in good spirit to the group conscience and work cheerfully along with it?
5. Although I have been sober a few years, am I still willing to serve my turn at AA chores?
6. In group discussions, do I sound off about matters on which I have no
experience and little knowledge?
7. Do I get upset -- when the group doesn't "do it my way"?
8. Do I get upset -- when the group doesn't understand that "I am right"?
9. Do I try to manipulate other members of the group -- or try to recruit them into
seeing things my way â€“ or to do things my way?
10. Do I try to set myself up to be the Authority in the group?
The original 12 Traditions Checklist - from the A.A. Grapevine / Service Material is from the General Service Office: These questions were originally published in the AA Grapevine in conjunction with a series on the Twelve Traditions that began in November 1969 and ran through September 1971. While they were originally intended primarily for individual use, many AA groups have since used them as a basis for wider discussion. THE AA GRAPEVINE INC., PO BOX 1980, GRAND CENTRAL STATION, NEW YORK, NY 10163-1980
The is a modified and updated version of the 12 Traditions Check List for Tradition Two -- Sept. 10, 2007 -- and was freely downloaded from www.step12.com
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