scottcw wrote: Now, the word axiom means a "general truth." It is not something written in stone. Other people can and often are wrong and at fault.
I agree that the meaning of some words have been ‘watered down’ a little bit, but believe that this was to make the program more universally acceptable. In that section on page 90 of the 12 & 12 it goes on to say that “justified anger should be left to those better qualified to handle it.” In certain matters I believe it would be pretty impossible not to get angry. In step ten where this ‘spiritual axiom’ is found, we are also to promptly apologize when we are wrong, Father Martin makes a joke of those who go too far with this and who might say “I’m sorry my nose got in the way of your fist.” In the good book they speak of the best of men, who kicked down the tables the tax collectors had set up, I would guess He was a little angry then, and there are occasions when even the best of us will lose our cool.
The Bill Dotson speech appears to be pretty famous, I can’t find anywhere that lets you hear it free, they all offer it for sale, which is a little disappointing given its age and how useful it might be. But keep in mind that this thread was about service resentments, this statement stands out.
I would stop going to meetings if it were causing me to be resentful. There are many many other avenues where recovery is available
We have often discussed ‘voting with our feet’ when certain meetings are rubbing us the wrong way, but certainly not to stop going altogether
. What people are upset about is the lack of volunteers for certain positions, and we hold on to the least desirable jobs because nobody will take over, and this can lead to resentments.
"Good morning, this is your Higher Power speaking. I will not be needing your help today."