Come with Me

Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may have zeal for them. ~ Galatians 4:17 New International Version (NIV)

I pushed a drink across the table. He refused it. Disappointed but curious, I wondered what had got into the fellow. He wasn’t himself. 
”Come, what’s all this about?” I queried. He looked straight at me. Simply, but smilingly, he said, “I’ve got religion.” ~ Alcoholics Anonymous. page 9.

We are a program of of attraction,
not promotion. We offer you what we have,
and welcome you sincerely
if you decide you’re one of us.
But if you don’t want what we have
it’s your decision.
We don’t recruit to increase our numbers
or to put a notch in our belt.
We have found peace and fulfillment
and believe you can as well.
We believe you’re likely to come back
when you’re ready.
If you belong here
I’ll do all I can to help,
mot as an expert
but as a fellow traveler.

God, give me the help
to communicate the joy
I’ve found in Recovery
and to offer a helping hand
whenever I can.