Definition of Authority:
the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience.
Synonyms of Authority:
power, jurisdiction, command, control, mastery, charge, rule, sovereignty, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click the external link for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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Two authorities
Many people wonder how A.A. can function under a seeming anarchy.
We have two authorities which are far more effective.

One is benign, the other malign.
There is God, our Father, who very simply says, “I am waiting for you to do my will.”

other authority is named John Barleycorn, and he says, “You had better do God’s will or I will kill you.” –As Bill Sees It | More… (p.319)

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