A parrot named Zac set the world record for opening the most cans in one minute, by a bird. In 2012, in San Jose, Zac opened a remarkable 35 cans in less than 60 seconds, with his bare beak.
There’s another can that has been opened – a lot. A can of worms. The phrase, “a can of worms,” originated in 1951 when General Dwight Eisenhower referred to the command for Middle East defense against the Soviet Union as “a can of worms.”
Linguists believe the phrase emanated from an earlier reference to “opening Pandora’s Box.”
The point was that our worry, when acted upon, can lead to deeper trouble.
Jesus said it like this: “Who among you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Luke 12:25).
Recovery Step: Make your life and recovery a daily adventure. To go beyond that is to open an unnecessary can of worms.
Author: Mark Denison
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.