Well, of course it is.
I heard someone who is a big drinker say that so-and-so stopped drinking and is now going to AA meetings.
He then said, “As I always say, AA is for quitters.”
He really meant it as a put-down for people who can’t handle their drinking (like he can), so they have to stop. It also screams loudly of his own denial that he can’t quit, so he has to brag that it’s a virtue to be able to keep drinking.
In sports a “quitter” is a wimp. In the realm of alcohol, a “quitter” is the star.
Drinking, getting drunk, and finding others to endorse that behavior is easy. Quitting a destructive lifestyle and having the guts to tell others about it is the tougher road.
Quitting drinking to have a better life is not for wimps. I applaud those with the strength to quit that lifestyle and live in healthy purpose.
I pray for those who are not ready to quit.
I’m holding a seat for you in the meeting.
“…put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”
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