“I am responsible when anyone anywhere reaches out for help I want the hand of A.A. to always be there, and for that I am responsible.”

Two magnificent standards

All A.A. progress can be reckoned in terms of just two words: humility and responsibility. Our whole spiritual development can be accurately measured by our degree of adherence to these magnificent standards. (from As Bill Sees It, p. 271)

To acknowledge and respect the views, accomplishments and prerogatives of others and to accept being wrong shows me the way of Humility. To practice the principles of A.A. in all my affairs guides me to be Responsible. (from Daily Reflections, p.127)

Today I no longer look up to some people and down on others. I can look each person in the eye squarely and honestly. Today, being humble means climbing down from the ladder of judgment of myself and others, and taking my rightful place in a worldwide circle of love and support. (from Courage to Change, p. 33)