Recovery Connections

John Schwary is CEO of Transitional Living Communities, a 850-bed recovery program he founded in Mesa, Arizona January 9, 1992 when he had a year sober. He's in his 27th year of recovery.

In these posts, he views life mostly through the lenses of recovery. While the blog is factual, he sometimes disguises events and people to protect anonymity.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

An "Accident?"

A man who's been in recovery for years has a problem with the "God" thing.

At meetings he says he's not sure what he believes. But he questions the idea of a Deity who manages the universe. And he voices it every so often.

But a while back he had an "accident" that might cause him to question his beliefs.

It happened while he was doing a chore around the house where he needed a ladder. And, because he's older, he normally doesn't climb. Sure enough, he ended up on the ground in some pain.

It turns out the fall didn't damage much more than his ego. But during medical exams they found a growth in his body. Further investigation showed he needed an operation.

And he’s now back in good health.

Since then I’ve heard him mention the "accident." And I got the sense that perhaps he's thinking a bit differently about the "God" thing.

Like maybe in the back of his mind he's wondering if Divine Intervention played a part in saving his health.

What do you think?

Click here to email John