Friday, 16 April 2021

AS BILL SEES IT #essentialsofrec #Humility #Perfect

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“Perfect” Humility


For myself, I try to seek out the truest definition of humility that I can. This will not be the perfect definition, because I shall always be imperfect.

At this writing, I would choose one like this: “Absolute humility would consist of a state of complete freedom from myself, freedom from all the claims that my defects of character now lay so heavily upon me. Perfect humility would be a full willingness, in all times and places, to find and to do the will of God.”

When I mediate upon such vision, I need not be dismayed because I shall never attain it, nor need I swell with presumption that one of these days its virtues shall be mine.

I only need to dwell on the vision itself, letting it grow and ever more fill my heart. This done, I can compare it with my last-taken personal inventory. Then I get a sane and healthy idea of where I stand on the highway to humility. I see that my journey toward God has scarce begun.

As I thus get down to my right size and stature, my self-concern and importance become amusing.

~ GRAPEVINE, JUNE 1961 ~

© 1967 by Alcoholics Anonymous ® World Services, Inc
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2 comments:

  1. In memory of my good friend Lot.

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  2. This was his favorite quote and he read it at all of our "As Bill Sees It" meetings

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