Page 79, Big Book wrote:Although these reparations take innumerable forms,
there are some general principles which we find guiding.
Reminding ourselves that we have decided to go to any
lengths to find a spiritual experience, we ask that we be
given strength and direction to do the right thing, no matter
what the personal consequences may be. We may
lose our position or reputation or face jail, but we are
willing. We have to be. We must not shrink at anything.
Usually, however, other people are involved. Therefore,
we are not to be the hasty and foolish martyr who
would needlessly sacrifice others to save himself from
the alcoholic pit.
Page 128, Big Book wrote:Giving, rather than getting, will become the guiding
Page 77, Big Book wrote:At the moment we are trying
to put our lives in order. But this is not an end in itself.
Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum
service to God and the people about us.
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