Standing idly by

The First Reading from the Daily Mass for Monday of the First Week of Lent has something interesting to declare about our responsibility towards our fellow sufferers:

Leviticus 19:16: “nor shall you stand by idly when your neighbor’s life is at stake.”

(Via USCCB.)

Say what you will about the suffering alcoholic’s need to “hit bottom” before making the decision to either continue drinking and die or stop drinking and wish for death (due to the pain of early recovery), perhaps the Holy Spirit may be using you as the instrument to help the addict in recognizing this. You might be the person who removes the veil from their eyes to see the truth of their situation.

Something to consider.

Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)

"The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts"

and "The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics"