“Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen
I’ve had and continue to have the privilege of spending a lot of time with people who’ve been whupped (the dictionary defines that quaint term as, “to subject an opponent to a crushing defeat.”) by life. In fact I’m grateful to say that I’m one of them. This august group is, in some circles, known as the afflicted and the affected—people who have the disease of addiction—the afflicted— and those who love them—the affected. I’m one of the affected. The greatest gift I have ever received is the realization that I cannot conquer life. And I have certainly tried! As have most of us. Discovering that I could not defeat the disease of addiction by the sheer force of my own human efforts caused big cracks in my modus operandi. I didn’t like it. But through that defeat I learn to look for God and to let in that powerful helpful love. This makes all the difference. The light streams in a little bigger every day.
In the Love and Light of the Christ,