Every sponsor is necessarily a leader.
The stakes are huge.
A human life, and usually the happiness of a whole family,
hangs in the balance.
What the sponsor does and says,
how well he estimates the reactions of his prospects,
how well he times and makes his presentation,
how well he handles criticisms,
and how well he leads his prospect on
by personal spiritual example ...
well, these attributes of leadership
can make all the difference,
often the difference between life and death.
Thank God that Alcoholics Anonymous is blessed
with so much leadership in each and all of its great affairs!Bill W., April 1959
c. 1988 AA Grapevine, The Language of the Heart, p. 292
Thought to Consider . . .
A recovering alcoholic without a sponsor
is much like a ship without a rudder.
S P O N S O R =
Sober Person Offering Newcomer Support Of Recovery