3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ~ Matthew 5:3 The Lockman Foundation. New American Standard Bible – NASB 1995, The Lockman Foundation. Kindle Edition
You are going to meet these new friends in your own community. Near you, alcoholics are dying helplessly like people in a sinking ship. If you live in a large place, there are hundreds. High and low, rich and poor, these are future fellows of Alcoholics Anonymous. Among them you will make lifelong friends. You will be bound to them with new and wonderful ties, for you will escape disaster together and you will commence shoulder to shoulder your common journey. Then you will know what it means to give of yourself that others may survive and rediscover life. You will learn the full meaning of “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” ~ A.A. World Services Inc. Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition A.A. World Services, Inc. Kindle Edition.
The poor in spirit, alcoholics dying helplessly
like people in a sinking ship.
High and low, rich and poor,
future fellows of Alcoholics Anonymous,
you will make lifelong friends.
Certainly poor in spirit,
These fellow sufferers with you
will live the truth,
“Love thy neighbor as thyself.”