Saturday, 6 January 2018

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation #essentialsofrecovery



BOREDOM

“Nothing is interesting if you are not interested.”

— Helen MacInnes

There is a subtle distinction between the “dry” alcoholic and the “sober” alcoholic.  The sober alcoholic chooses not to drink because he has accepted his alcoholism. The “dry” alcoholic is “not drinking” but is invariably angry and resentful — and he is new expressing these feelings. His abstinence is not exciting because he is not interested in it — he is bored.

The “dry” alcoholic is also boring to be around. Why? Because he is bored. His boredom makes him boring. He really wants to drink. He has stopped drinking for reasons that do not include the acceptance of the disease; he is still a victim of the disease.

Sobriety, by contrast, is an adventure into self. It greets the new day with enthusiasm and energy. Sobriety is the spiritual discovery of God in our lives.

Let me always remember that my interests in life reflect my interest in You. 
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