Years ago, a contemporary hymn described a sensation I surely had in a recent meeting — that of standing on holy ground — being aware of power greater than I am was making Himself available to hurting souls.
I felt — saw — God using people to offer welcoming understanding.and sharing different angles on similar problems; the bottom line:
“Remember that we deal with alcohol—cunning, baffling, powerful! Without help it is too much for us. But there is One who has all power—that One is God. May you find Him now!” (AA Big Book Chapter 5— How it Works)
We can’t cure ourselves — but we can help ourselves, if we become willing. There’s the run, usually — but we get to the rooms when we get there.
This link might help if you wonder about your own drinking, and this tidbit might help if another person’s drinking brothers you:
“A changed attitude on our part may help to bring about recovery.” (A Merry-Go-Round Named Denial)
What Have You Got to Lose?
On one level, you could lose your miseries — but you could lose more than you ever bargained on.
And you are too valuable to lose.
The Holidays can still be quite a nemesis for those trying to control their own or a loved one’s drinking.
Sometimes, letting go is the best way to hold on tight. 😉
Thanks for dropping in dear reader — let me know how you are doing!
Love in Christ,
Sober and Grateful
P.S.: Take all the time you need — but hurry up. — a rough paraphrase of Ecclesiastes 12 And you might like these past posts: