Living « Remaining « Abstinence

Living for and remaining from (abstinence) are not the same. 
The first draws strength from life, the other depravation
The first looks forward, the other is always being chased. 
The first in relational denial of self.  The second for self. 

One immersed in life!  No longer counting days.  Any institution or person that derives its power from other than God,  always falls short and ultimately fails. 

The disease concept falls short because it places it’s value on a dead thing. 

The source of power of self.  | Life only comes from life.  
That source of power being God’s love. 
That Love, which creates value, bringing subsequent forgiveness and healing in an individual’s life, being core to recovery; since recovery can only take place as fast as healing.