As we grow further from those first 100 who contributed to the writings in our Big Book, we allow their teachings to fade into the past. Like contemptuous children, we have come to believe that we know better than those who came before us. We forget what was written at great expense, and we stumble and sometimes fall over things that are identified in our book.
God, please give me the open-mindedness to stay teachable, the courage to continue to carry the message from the Big Book, the capacity to stay humble, and the willingness to be forever grateful for your guidance of those who came before me. Amen!