Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Excerpt from "For Sinners Only: The Book of the Oxford Groups"
"What is the Group teaching about smokes and drinks?" I asked.
"What do you think?"
That is the characteristic Group answer. The decision is left to you. Rigidity over details is unpopular. There are principles in the Fellowship, but no rigid rules. Throw a question at the Group and it comes back to you. Here are certain facts. Interpret them as you think best under God's guidance. "Do anything God lets you." That is the guiding theory of the Group, and that gives freedom.
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