Improv on Matthew 5: 3-16, for myself, all my friends in recovery

Blessed are the powerless over alcohol,
for theirs is the realm of one day at a time.

Blessed are weightwatchers,
for they shall be comforted without food.

Blessed are those willing to go into drug treatment,
for they will inherit reality.

Blessed are those who do not binge or purge
as if it were righteousness,
for they will be filled … with hope.

Blessed are those in the Gamblers-Anonymous meeting,
for God will take a chance with them.

Blessed are the members of any of the “S groups.”
for they will be pure in heart and know love.

Blessed are those who put away the razor,
or the credit card, or Internet porn,
for theirs, too, is the realm of one day at a time.

Blessed are you when people revile you for your addictions
and push you out of a community of faith.

Rejoice and be glad, for so belittled and rejected
were the runaway sheep and rollaway coins
of every generation.

Your recovery is salt of the earth and light of the world –
you know what it is to hit bottom
and to shine a light
on a sponsor’s hill for someone else,
and so that everyone can see
your serenity and courage
and give glory to God’s wisdom.

 

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8 Responses to Improv on Matthew 5: 3-16, for myself, all my friends in recovery

  1. Emily Geoghegan says:

    Thank you, Maren. Emily

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Dawn Shippee says:

    Thank you, Maren. Dawn

  3. Mark Rideout says:

    Maren, thanks for these insights….touching many level.
    I am planning a handout so folks can take this, and other “blessings” home tomorrow.
    ~Mark

  4. Alice Ling says:

    Thank you, Maren, for the wisdom, sensitivity and grace. Alice

  5. dabar96 says:

    Shared it with my sister, who has friends in The Rooms and visits with them often. She was very appreciative and said she’s sharing it at the next gathering.

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