I'm beginning to understand this spiritual joy thing on a whole new level. In the past, I was suspicious of “overly” joyful people – be they “Jesus freaks”, the “naively” happy, or the like. Similarly, when I first went to SA meetings, I was suspicious of those who “over did” the program – you know the type, those who eat, sleep, and breathe recovery. I was suspicious because I was on the outside looking in. But as my recovery grows through SA, and as my spiritual condition improves through faith, I have begun to taste the joy of being free as something that is not containable and must be given away. I am so thankful for the lust recovery and healing which God has blessed me with in SA. I just want to share that with everyone who reads this today!