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Think of Yourself

August 16, 2018

“My identity shifted

when I got into recovery.

That’s who I am now,

and it actually gives me greater pleasure

to have that identity

than to be a musician or anything else,

because it keeps me a manageable size.

It gets me in tune.

It gives me a spiritual anchor.”

— Eric Clapton

 

“Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought,” writes St. Paul in Romans 12:3, “but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.”

[Let’s spend the month of August 2018 looking at some timeless ephemera — how’s that for an oxymoron? — that are too good not to share. Let’s contextualize some, let’s dissect others, and let’s simply enjoy still others. Let’s go — ]

 

“My identity shifted

when I got into recovery.

That’s who I am now,

and it actually gives me greater pleasure

to have that identity

than to be a musician or anything else,

because it keeps me a manageable size.

It gets me in tune.

It gives me a spiritual anchor.”

— Eric Clapton

 

 

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