Thursday, February 11, 2010

I can see it from here...

A year sober...coming up April 23. Not too far, but so far away from a year ago it's like a different life.

Quite possibly in my top five hardest years of my life category actually, with the life lessons rolling in.

They say the best students get the hardest lessons. I must have made the honor society.

Applied for a second job yesterday. I have an interview with the Executive Chef next Tuesday.

We shall see.

Pretty much stopped the whole dating thing...can't do it. Too much. My "dream girl" is simply that...a dream.

One normally gets to peek under the crazy covers about five months in to a relationship...I am obviously in the accelerated program.

Better off alone. Really.

I can lie to myself just fine...don't need someone else doing it.


Anonymous said...

I know crazy young man. You know nuts. Together we are soup to nuts. As the most articulate Irishman I know you will make it in the long run. Just run long. I'm pulling for you.


Anonymous said...

My first year was the roughest when it came to life lessons, they seem to come up constantly. All of the growing experiences (F*&$king growing experiences!!) But I needed to grow up or I would go back to the infantile life I was living and DIE. The relationships that meant the most to me that first year were not the romantic kind but the ass saving kind. Those people taught me how to live my life without drugs and alcohol and to learn to love myself. Until I could do that I had NO hope of truly loving another! You are doing the right thing by staying sober and when you are ready someone you are worthy of and who is worthy of you will appear. Trust God, your sponsor(s) and the groups(s) until then.


Anonymous said...

What did Jesus and the Apostles say about Sobriety?

Jesus says in Luke 21:34-36 / “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the son of man.”

Saint Peter, Our First Pope says in 1 Peter 1:13 / Therefore, gird up the loins of your mind, live soberly, and set your hopes completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:7 / The end of all things is at hand. Therefore, be serious and sober for your prayers.

1 Peter 5:8-11 / Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in faith, knowing that your fellow believers throughout the world undergo the same sufferings. The God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory through Christ Jesus will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you after you have suffered a little. To Him be dominion forever. Amen

Tortoise said...


Jesus was very clear in what we must do in order to have Him ABIDE in us and we in Him.

He left this command for us in John 6:53-57, and it is the only place in Holy Scripture in which you will find it:

53 " Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you (the taken away branch);

54 he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.

55 For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.


57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me."

What does "Truly, truly" mean to you in verse 53? What does "unless" mean?

The body lives because it receives real food sustenance. Starve the body and it will die.

Just as the body needs real sustenance, so does the soul, else it will not bear fruit.

The soul lives by real Divine sustenance, the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.