Left to our own devices, we addicts would simply sink more deeply into the mire of our addictions.
Some of us, based on personality, might go careening off a cliff. But without something external to ourselves intervening, we would stay in our addiction. And so at Christmas there is a great reason for all addicts to celebrate.
At Christmas we remember that we have not been left to ourselves. We have not been forgotten.
Rather, we pause to focus anew on the God who intervened in our dark world by coming in the flesh. We celebrate Life.
We celebrate the fact that things do not have to remain as they are. At Christmas God set in motion the great rescue of all humanity, and as addicts we know how desperately we need to be rescued.
To my brother addicts: Your deliverance is at hand.