Sunday, June 14, 2015


No one longs for love or feels more loveless than an addict.  Wanting to stay in control can keep us human beings from knowing---experiencing---God as desperate lover.  As Robert Bly explained in his book Iron John: A Book About Men, "Some women want a passive man if they want a man at all; the church wants a tamed man--they are called priests; the university wants a domesticated man--they are called tenure track people; the corporation wants a...sanitized, hairless, shallow man."

But we addicts know that we need a wild man.  A man who will love us when we wander, when we drink too much, eat too much, spend too much...or try to drink our own urine.  The God-man who has gone to the absolute extreme for us.
                                                           Sharon A. Hersh

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