Let us oldies pray for an end to alcohol abuse

Jul 4, 2020

“When I hear the discussions about drinking I get all knotted up inside,” Mabel posted on her facebook page. “ I was pleased when alcohol was banned during the earlier parts of the lockdown. When it was allowed again so much crime returned that it is clear people should take notice.  At future church gatherings at least they shouldn’t serve alcohol because alcoholism and drunkenness are such a big problem.” Jackie wrote, “I joined The Pioneers because I know, we had it in our family and it affected all ages.”  “But should we not also be able to appreciate a good wine. It is a gift from God too,” Dorothy wrote.  “Moderation my dear, is what I always say.”  Portia added.

Behold the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.”  From Amos 9:11-15. Pope Francis:  Sobriety when lived freely and consciously is liberating.  It is not a lesser life or one lived with less intensity.  Happiness means knowing how to limit some needs which only diminish us, and being open to the many different possibilities which life can offer.  LS222-LS223. If we can overcome individualism we will truly be able to develop a different lifestyle and bring about significant changes in society.   LS208

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