On Sunday, September 30, 2007, Rev. Tamara Lebak, Assistant Pastor at All Soul's Unitarian Church, in Tulsa, OK gave a wonderful sermon on addiction and the need to sometimes surrender in life entitled "Pulled From The Wreckage." She even sings a couple of times during her sermon and she has a beautiful voice.
This sermon lasts about 25 minutes and its well worth listening to. Here is part of the blurb describing the sermon from the Digg web site.
Those of us who have been touched by substance abuse are familiar with this sort of interpersonal wreckage: when those we love cannot stop themselves from drinking or using drugs. I have yet to meet a person who has not been affected by substance abuse, whether directly or through a friendship or family member. Tragically, fear and misunderstanding â the stigma we are all so familiar with â keep people from seeking care, limit public support for expanded services, and make it difficult for individuals to rebuild their lives once they are well. I believe that addiction is a disease and that the human experience in modern culture perpetuates a desire to make real contact with others and only offers cheap substitutes for that meaningful contact: drinking, drugs, shopping, video games, television. The holes in our soul cannot be filled by the idols our culture offers to us. Join me this Sunday as I explore the stigma of substance abuse and our common need for contact.
You can access it by going to the Digg web site at the link below.