Several months ago a Daily Treats reader sent me an email. He said that a year ago I reprinted a letter that was sent to Ann Landers years ago. The letter was from a man who struggled daily with alcohol. The man listed for Ann Landers about 30 things that alcohol did to destroy his life.
The man who emailed me said that it was the One Year Anniversary of his reading the 30 destructive points. He told me he was so moved by the 30 destructive points that he joined AA that day and had been alcohol free for a year, for the first time in many years.
He was most grateful that the Daily Treat had saved his life.
I send out these Daily Treats, even from my hospital bed, to help us all grow, especially in a spiritual way. They are meant to make us think, see things differently in our lives and hopefully make changes where necessary. And thus grow closer to Jesus.
Please share the Daily Treats not only with your family and friends, but with people you hardly know. Let the Lord really work through you again and again to help others.
I don’t think you should get rid of a particular sin in your life until you have learned what it has to teach you! Our sins, when we find the courage to admit to them, have so much to teach us….The man who emailed me had learned a lot from his sin of alcoholism.
Fr. Med Laz.