A.A.’s Parable

Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is physical. When I hear an A.A. member sharing from their heart, I dub their story an A.A. parable. It could be creative nonfiction or pure fiction; I don’t care, and I “see” the message. I was in another city on a business trip, when I finished his business; I went to an A.A. meeting. After he introduced himself as a visitor from San Antonio, a guy came up to me and asked me if I remembered him, I lied and said sure. This person said that he had come to my office with his sponsor about two years passed to pick up a workbook. I remembered the sponsor, but this could not be the guy who came with him. That person had just got out of treatment. He was skin and bones, looked like the walking dead one may see in a “D” rated horror movie. The story was that he was near death when the police found him on the side of the road. He overdosed on alcohol and some outside issue stuff. After I heard his story, I gave him the name Tri B. Tri B had thrown himself into the A.A. Program; he took the suggestion to practice these Spiritual Principles in all his affairs to heart. By our Father’s grace, he was nourished Spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally and socially into health. Tri B. (Billie-Body-Builder) because he was so healthy. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.