Real Leadership

Every high priest is a man chosen to represent other people in their dealings with God. He presents their gifts to God and offers sacrifices for their sins. And he is able to deal gently with ignorant and wayward people because he himself is subject to the same weaknesses. That is why he must offer sacrifices for his own sins as well as theirs. ~ Hebrews 5:1-3 (NLT)

Outline the program of action, explaining how you made a self-appraisal, how you straightened out your past and why you are now endeavoring to be helpful to him. It is important for him to realize that your attempt to pass this on to him plays a vital part in your own recovery. Actually, he may be helping you more than you are helping him. ~ Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 94

Jesus tagged as hypocrite
he who set himself up
to remove a speck  with a log in his own eye.
Wilson understood when he wrote the book —
not when he started: preaching, dragging
drunks to the Oxford Group.
When a real leader leads,
the people say,
“We did it ourselves.”*

God, I don’t want to be
better than,
lower than,
other than.
I want to be your child,
sister to the world.


A Cloud of Witnesses
Rollins, Barbara with OAStepper. A Cloud of Witnesses – Two Big Books and Us. Eagle Wings Press imprint of Silver Boomer Books. Kindle Edition.