Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spirituality: Gerald May's "Addiction and Grace"


There is a strange sadness in growing freedom. Our soul may have been scarred by the chains with which our addictions have bound us, but at least they were familiar chains. We were used to them. And as they loosen, we are likely to feel a vague sense of loss. The things to which we were addicted may still be with us, but we no longer give them the ultimate importance we once did. We are like caged animals beginning to experience freedom, and there is something we miss about the cage.