Today, about mid-afternoon, I stopped into a supermarket to get a bottle of water. When I exited there was a young woman who looked to be about thirty-something. She was asking for donations for the "rehab" program that she was enrolled in.
The name of the organization isn’t important, but it is a well known group. They offer an opportunity for people with some alcohol or drug addition disorders to become clean and sober. And in the process they also offer them a chance to build a "spiritual life."
I put a few dollars into the plastic container that was sitting atop a small folding table – the TV tray type. Then, because I have a well developed curiosity, I stayed and spoke with the young woman for about 15 minutes. (more…)