Thursday, 19 April 2018

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation #essentialsofrecovery

FREEDOM


“Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for yourself the alternatives of choice. Without the possibility of choice and the exercise of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing …”

–Archibald MacLeish


Spirituality involves the freedom to change; it requires the variety of choice in order to grow.

My past addiction was a life of slavery because it removed from me creative choice and left me obsessing about drugs and alcohol. My life, conversation and thoughts revolved around the bottle, and I was oblivious to the true meaning of life. I could not “do better” in my life because I was addicted not only to drugs but to the destructive lifestyle that goes with them. My freedom to experience the spiritual power of God’s creativity was lost to a mindless craving for drugs; in this sense, drug addiction is slavery.

Today I am free to see God’s world in people, places and things and I make a choice to live, love and laugh.
I am growing in the awareness of Your multifaceted love for me.
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