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Monday of the Second Week of Advent
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In today’s first reading we encounter the following descriptors: feeble, weak, fearful, blind, deaf, lame, and mute! We might add “powerless” to the list as well. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous describes this state of being as a “hopeless state of mind and body” and adds that “no human power could relieve our alcoholism.” Being feeble and weak in my relationship with God, others, and self, and completely blind, deaf, and paralyzed in my disease, I was unable to experience a loving God inviting me into recovery. I was powerless.

There was a very long season of my . . .

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