THE AA CAMEL
each day goes twice to his knees.
He picks up
his load with the greatest of ease.
through the day with his head held high.
And stays for that day, completely dry.
At A Time
God grant me Serenity
to accept the
things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can,
and Wisdom to
know the difference.
Dr. Bob would explain prayer by telling how the camels in a caravan
would kneel down
evening, and the men would unload their burdens. In the morning, they would
kneel down again, and the men would put the burdens back on. “It's the same
with prayer,” Dr. Bob said. “We get on our knees to unload at night. And in the
morning when we get on our knees again, God gives us just the load we are able to carry for that day.”
© 1980, Dr.
Bob and the Good Oldtimers, page 229