We in recovery have a responsibility and obligation to live the spiritual principles we talk about in the rooms. To not let intolerance of those we disagree with control and poison our emotions. The millions of us who live in recovery can be the powerful example of others of how to rise above our negative thoughts and feelings and behave in a loving way. It is easy to talk about recovery, spirituality and love but it is another thing altogether to live those things in these troubling times. The chaos of our times is an opportunity for all of us to practice living our values and principles that we hold dearly.