"Rehabilitation for mankind begins with our own thinking"

Who couldn't use more light, more clarity in a time of questioning? And if we are in the middle of our own search for light, it sometimes helps to hear the experiences of others who are finding "there ariseth light in the darkness," as the Psalmist describes it. This column records some experiences that may be useful to those who are looking for new answers. The accounts are anonymous in order to give authors the opportunity to talk freely about earlier lifestyles and attitudes that may have been considerably different from what they now value. Of necessity, the recounting of experiences is telescoped in its time frame, and these narratives do not attempt to tell a complete story. But they do show something of the wide range of seekers and the way in which the light of Christ, Truth, restores, redirects, and regenerates lives.

I had spent several weeks in the county jail in a state of depression and discouragement. I was waiting to be transported to a drug rehabilitation facility. My incarceration was the culmination of about fourteen years of criminal activity, all related to drug use. During this period I was in and out of legal difficulties.

How does God fit in?
December 10, 1990

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