March 16

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Living Sober through the Psalms

Sober Thought of the Day
“We were not a hugging people. In terms of emotional comfort it was our belief that no amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well made cocktail.”
David Sedaris , Naked

It’s so true how in the beginning alcohol really did seem to solve all my inside problems, the uncomfortability, the lack of confidence in social situations. In this quote we’re reminded that for many of us alcohol did become a good substitute for emotional comfort. But only for a while. Number 9

Psalm of the Day
Responsorial Psalm PS 7:2-3, 9BC-10, 11-12

R. (2a) O Lord, my God, in you I take refuge.

O LORD, my God, in you I take refuge;
save me from all my pursuers and rescue me,
Lest I become like the lion’s prey,
to be torn to pieces, with no one to rescue me.

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