We sit in AA meetings and listen, not only to receive something ourselves, but to give the reassurance and support which our presence can bring. If our turn comes to speak at a meeting, we again try to carry AA’s message. Whether our audience is one or many, it is still Twelfth Step work.
There are many opportunities even for those of us who feel unable to speak at meetings or who are so situated that we cannot do much face- to-face Twelfth Step work.
We can be the ones who take on the unspectacular but important tasks that make good Twelfth Step work possible, perhaps arranging for the coffee and cake after the meetings, where so many skeptical, suspicious newcomers have found confidence and comfort in the laughter and talk.
This is Twelfth Step work in the very best sense of the word. ‘Freely ye have received; freely give…’ is the core of this part of Step Twelve.”
(Twelve and Twelve, Step Twelve, pg. 110)