"Faith without works was dead. And how appallingly true for the alcoholic! For if an alcoholic failed to perfect and enlarge his spiritual life through work and self-sacrifice for others, he could not survive the certain trials and low spots ahead. If he did not work, he would surly drink again, and if he drank, he would surly die. Then faith would be dead indeed. With us it was just like that."
Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill's Story, pp. 14 -15.
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