I was privileged

To be invited to

A twelve step meeting.

Those gathered considered a reflection

On the need for tolerance.

I was blessed to hear

Honest human struggle with

Life’s realities.

Wrestling with

Praying for those

Who annoy you

Or ‘press your buttons’.

This was so that they might be given

A fresh perspective or

Letting go of control

And perfectionism.


There was so much

Spiritual and psychological health

To be heard.

Many of us

Who are not addicts

Could do with a regular dose of this!

A friend of mine once called

Such meetings

“Church without the bullshit”

I can see why.


“May the body of Christ bring us to eternal life”

There is salvation

At work in ‘the rooms’

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