The Christ and the addict

The question is not whether the addict can be healed. He can be cured with certainty. The question often is how much love we have for the Christ. Not a single addict is beyond the reach of the grace of God, the redeeming power of Christ, Truth.

Every addiction rests upon the premise that materialism wields an irresistible power. But the fact is that no form of materialism has ever had the intrinsic capacity to overwhelm an individual. Matter is powerless. Mortal mind, the belief in a mind apart from God, is the culprit. It feeds materialism, giving it the only appeal it appears to have. The Christ alone is power. It starves material belief by drawing the individual to the irresistible perfection of Spirit.

Freedom from chemical dependency
June 26, 1978

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