Buried Promise

 January 9, 2017

The alcoholic who lives only to drink, the workaholic who lives only to work–lives defined by what each does, not by who each is. The pleasure-seeker lives only for the moment with no thought of others or for the consequences of his actions. The “momaholic” lives only for her children–or so she says–but she uses her off-spring to fill an emptiness the children are not meant to fill.  The rescuer, addicted to helping others, gets a fix from feeling important; concern for others is secondary. The expert worrier loses today because of worry about tomorrow.

All give the appearance of being alive. They walk, they talk, they breathe. But they are not alive. Their promise lies buried deep within them.

The man who does not love is among the living dead.   1 John 3:14


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