The Prayer of St. Francis

Prayer of Francis of Assisi  I learned this prayer in church as a child.  The language used by my particular denomination is only slightly different from the version printed in the “Twelve by Twelve” shown below. E.g., “instrument” versus “channel”; “injury” versus “discord”; or, “Divine Master” versus “Lord.”  But the meaning is always the same… Read More The Prayer of St. Francis

I’m an alcoholic and a …………

In more and more meetings today, people announce themselves as being an alcoholic and then whatever their second addiction may be: i.e. “I’m an alcoholic and a drug addict,” or “I’m an alcoholic and cross-addicted,” or “I’m chemically addicted and an alcoholic.” This identification process, which originates in treatment centers, has slowly crept into common… Read More I’m an alcoholic and a …………