Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I went to my first AA meeting tonight. I'm not alcoholic, but I almost wish I was (maybe not...) as I spent an hour with a room packed with people dedicated to honesty and truth. I had to confront myself with ways I haven't been honest with myself and it was powerful... It's no wonder so many people have found sobriety through this organization. There's something really raw and beautiful about introducing yourself as an alcoholic (sinner?) - that's gotta be helpful towards living an honest life before God. We Christians could learn alot from alcoholics!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey there, i happen to be an alcoholic and you're absolutely right, aa meetings and the people there haved blown me away with the weight of their spirituality. i'm really interested in the intersections between the program of recovery in aa and other forms of spiritual formation. thanks for the blog and the acknowledgement!
-joshua driskell

Anonymous said...

this is joshua again, have you read "the divine conspiracy" by dallas willard? in the book aa is help up as an example of a formative process that could be applied to discipleship in the church. the whole book pretty awesome anyways....
con paz, joshua

todd said...

I haven't read the divine conspiracy, but I have read some of his other stuff.
It's neat to hear the perspective of an alcoholic on this. I meant to go again last night, but unfortunately I was ill... I missed the almost "revival" feeling of the meeting.