Business meetings are normally pretty cut and dried. I rarely expect to be moved by a business meeting but I was moved by the truly global reach of our fellowship, particularly when we seem to relish in chopping us up into many different us and thems.
While it sounds like this is a normal part of the ABC closure hearing/seeing it for the first time brought a tear to my eye. Representatives from around the world recited the ACA serenity prayer in their primary language. French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Hebrew, Romanian are the ones I remember. Sometimes we think we are alone in this thing until we sit around the (virtual) table and see that we don’t suffer or recover alone. Seeing our fellowship alive on such a global level takes it to a completely new level for me.