St. Augustine defined peace as ‘the tranquility of order.’ That’s true on many levels, isn’t it? At the grandest of levels, Jesus Christ’s return will bring peace through the restoration of order lost in Eden. And, on a far more mundane level, a disorganized life is synonymous with a hectic life. Whatever the context, the axiom holds: peace cannot coexist with chaos.
We never plan on becoming addicted, but the progression of addiction creates chaos. To set our recovery on the right path, we need to restore order in our lives, develop new time-management skills, and make organization and structure a priority. In the early stages of recovery, it can feel like our life is all over the place. (more…)