Saturday, June 23, 2007
I was up early this morning, 5:00 AM, to do my duty and man the Media Shout booth at church for both services. I finally left the church this afternoon at about 1:30 PM. It was a long day. In the service they spoke about addiction, mostly alcohol, among Adventists and how it is a secret disease among us. I think in Adventist culture it is very taboo to even hint at drinking alcohol, let alone having a problem with it. Being someone that has some understanding of this field, some of the things the experts said really made me very angry until they explained them in the second service. One of the people speaking, said that he wished he had been an Alcoholic so he could have a deeper spiritual relationship with God. That sure is a hell of a price to pay. I'm glad I have that relationship with God, but it wasn't something that came without a steep price. I think saying something to our Pastor might have helped to have some things clarified. After leaving I thought about how fortunate I am to be leading such a good life and how hard I've worked for it. It's a never ending struggle for me. it seems like things are are always getting better though, but I still work daily to be a better person. I always try to be the best person I can. For some people it might come naturally, but for me it's a choice I make and strive for daily. I don't think I'll ever stop trying to be a better person. I'm not sure I'll ever be satisfied. Oh well it's not a bad thing to work for. I took a nice two hour nap when I got home and BBQ'd some chicken for dinner. Then a nice bath with Izzy and sometime on the computer.