Three sons left home and prospered. Each was proud of the gift he was able to give their mother. The first bought her a big house. The second son bought her a new Mercedes. And the third bought their mother a parrot that was able to recite Scripture and keep her company.
A few weeks later, the mother sent letters to each of her sons. To the first, she wrote, “The house is too big. I live in one room, but have to clean the whole house.”
To the second son, she complained, “I’m too old to travel, and I can barely see. I never use the dumb car you gave me.”
But she was very appreciative for the other son’s gift. She wrote, “Thank you so much for your generous gift. The chicken was delicious.”
Not all gifts are created equal. But there is one gift that we can all celebrate – the gift of sobriety. Here’s why – when you have the gift of sobriety you have . . .
- More time
- More money
- More peace
- More purpose
The Bible says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change” (James 1:17).
Recovery Step: Embrace the gift of sobriety – the gift that keeps on giving.