I remember my sponsor’s answer when I told him that the Steps were “suggested.” He replied that they are “suggested” in the same way that, if you were to jump out of an airplane with a parachute, it is “suggested” that you pull the ripcord to save your life.
He pointed out that it was “suggested” I practice the Twelve Steps, if I wanted to save my life.
Thought to Ponder . . .
The elevator is broken — use the Steps.