Three-Legged Stool

Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed.  ~Hebrews 4:1-2 (NIV)

To be doomed to an alcoholic death or to live on a spiritual basis are not always easy alternatives to face. ~Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 44

 A three-leg stool,
they say —
physical, emotional, spiritual —
recovery requires all three.
But really,
spiritual comes first
for the others to last,
to manifest.
Recovery means
the spiritual becomes primary,
a recovered person an avatar,
God in me,
not like a blueberry
in a muffin
but like the ocean in a wave.

God, I offer myself to Thee.
Build with me,
use me,
freed from bondage,
a picture of
your power, your love,
and your way of life.

A Cloud of Witnesses
From A Cloud of Witnesses –
Two Big Books and Us.