I recently tried attending a new church because a friend invited me. All was well till the preacher said “Only good things come from God”. It got me thinking about why church’s can’t get their members sober. If God only gave us stuff, where would I be?
I believe that “The right hand giveth and the left hand taketh away”. The majority of prayers that I have said in recovery were “take away” prayers.
If all I prayed for was “give to me” stuff, I would never have had the obsession to drink removed from me.
Sometimes I think recovery and spirituality is a step above religion because it recognizes the idea: