The Wellspring of Recovery

The word wellspring from Old English
welspryng, means living spring, fountainhead.
The wellspring of Twelve Step Recovery
lay close to that of the word.
Frank Buchman, from the United States,
discovered the Oxford Group,
which as The Holy Club, was earlier
a wellspring of Methodism,
Buchman called his First Century Christian Fellowship
and stressed Four Absolutes:
honesty, purity, unselfishness, and love.
Members attended regular meetings,
and stressed personal transformation
that appeared to work for individuals
who needed to heal their alcoholism.
Bill W and Dr. Bob were familiar with
the mutual support of one another
of the Oxford Group’s Four Absolutes
which helped them both,
and the two began to help each other and
adopt the wellspring of 12-Step Recovery.