The Addicts and the Mystics: Lessons from the Twelve Steppers for Christians Who Would Pray

Gospel of Bill (W)

“As thou art in church or in cell, that same frame of mind carry out into the world, into its turmoil and its fitfulness.”

–Meister Eckhart.

For the Kingdom of God is within you.”

–Jesus.

“One day at a time.” As I have written in these blogs, this is such a profound idea for the recovering addict and, at least for people I know in recovery, wholly transformative.  No one I know who has gotten sober from addiction has done so without learning how do one day at a time. And, as I recently wrote about, beyond the days of early recovery, practicing this habit is the only way that, even now, twenty-plus years clean and sober, I can meaningfully respond to profound sadness, such as the family tragedy of a terminal illness. So “one day at a time” is both a practical tool and a spiritual truth for getting…

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