Passed along in email:
With a promise I would keep what I heard to myself, I was once invited to sit down with a group of hospital nurses discussing "alcoholism." What pissed them off was that the inebriated would arrive at the hospital door falling-down-drunk; that they would be taken in and tended to; that they would be given a b-12 shot and sent on their way ... only to return the next day with the same symptoms.
I guess the question hung in the air: "If you can't fix it (one and done), then why bother?" Is that the way spiritual life works, Abrahamic or otherwise?... quid-pro-quo spiritual offerings?