From the June 2015 magazine.

Message Received

It used to take many times to hear the truth, and now it usually takes once

I was not a low-bottom drunk. I never lost a job or a family. I never got a DUI, never went to jail. I should have experienced all those things, but sometimes God is merciful, not just.

Back when I was drinking, I never heard a message from God, unless you count the hangovers, breakups with friends and lovers and other trauma that I put myself through by drinking. But the day before I quit drinking, I heard a message three times that it was time to get sober.

-- Anonymous

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