Saturday, August 2, 2014

if you can't fix it, why try?

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?

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