A Doctor's Inventory

I AM A physician and an alcoholic. Like most alcoholics, I found that my admission of my disease was followed by myriad doubts, questions, and feelings of rebellion. "Why me, God?" became an obsessive riddle. But recently, the riddle was solved.

Last month, I was privileged to take part in a three-day retreat, led by Father Bill, who is a renowned Canadian Jesuit priest. During the retreat, he posed to each of us a searching question: "What is God's greatest gift to you?"

In honest inventory, I considered my healing profession, my remarkable family, my loyal friends.... Login to read more
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