Sobriety is its own kind of exodus. We abandon the ‘pig pen’ with all its rationalizations and excuses, seeking the promise of a love that seems almost too great and too generous to imagine. That has been my journey, and it was that journey that led me to the Church, and I discovered these journeys were really the same.
I believe that sobriety and recovery naturally prepare one for the Church, and that in following the body of knowledge commonly referred to as the ’12 Steps,’ we find a reduced form of Orthodoxy. So, to be an Orthodox Christian, whether one identifies as an alcoholic/addict or not, means to be one who is ‘recovering.’What are we recovering from? The fall, for starters.
Where are we going? We are moving towards union with Him.