Prayer Free AA Meeting Thrives in KC
It is with a truly thankful and grateful heart that I report to you that our group is thriving. Last week while myself and co-founder Jim were out of town, the meeting went on with six in attendance.
Tonight there were eight of us and three were new to the meeting. Almost every week we get a new person to the meeting, and I’m glad to see a little more diversity. I would say half of the group that met tonight was under thirty, and one woman. I would like to see more diversity among our membership as the group grows.
At some point, we need to elect trusted servants and we need to turn control of this website over to the group. It is dangerous for one person to have too much control or influence over the group. The group conscience is essential for the survival of an A.A. group and the individual alcoholic. We can’t allow any one person’s ego to drive this thing, it needs to be a collaborative effort.
I think in the next few months as we get to know each other better, we will begin bonding with one another. Once we get to where we know each other better, we will have our first business meeting or group conscience to elect trusted servants and give some direction to this website.
I believe we must always keep in mind our primary purpose of staying sober and helping another alcoholic. I often think of my late brother-in-law Mark who died from this disease. In my brain is implanted the vision of him as I pulled the curtain and found him shaking so badly that he would bounce out of the bed if not strapped down. He entered treatment after detoxing but left after a few days. Within a week, he was dead. I wonder if he could have grabbed onto this thing if he didn’t feel preached at? I don’t know.
So, that’s what this is about. If I stay sober because of this group then this has been a success. If others stay sober and lives are saved, then that’s even better.