St. Augustine once said that God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them. If our hands are full, they are full of the things to which we are addicted. And not only our hands, but also our hearts, minds, and attention are clogged with addiction. Our addictions fill up the space within us, spaces where grace might flow…The spiritual significance of addiction is not just that we lose fed through attachment to things…but that we try to fulfill our longing for God through objects of attachment.
— Gerald May