Hello. My name is Matthew Lee Adrian. I wear the white Texas hat daily and have since
about 6th grade, not the same one, I have multiple ones. I also won 3rd place in the WSOP
tournament. Ta daa.
“…drunkards would not inherit the kingdom of God…Eleventh Commandment: Thou Shalt not drink.” (pg 197)
I landed on this quote because when I read it, I was struck with the eternal passive
meaning. That to me is very strong and powerful. Eternal, forever, non-ending, infinity, is what
comes to my mind. For his father being an alcoholic bought him a spot in hell. For myself, a
believer of God, when I am informed of being a compulsive drinker will not inherit the kingdom
of God is certainly and strong statement. Not only would their life here on earth be wasted but
also forever in hell. That is exactly what happened to the narrator’s father. Now I am not here
saying he is in hell for sure, but the way the narrator made it sound, his father has a slim chance
not to be. Being sober for 15 years, what a great feat for someone in his father’s shoes after
drinking day after day. But after retirement, he fell right back into the drinking, the non-stop
indulging of alcohol. This is a terribly sad story because not only is this true, but also because it
happens to many other children to. The narrator’s childhood was virtually flipped around
compared to the society “normal” childhood. He lived in fear of his father, when I, myself have a
father as a best friend. Another thing about the narrator was, he made the best out of what he
had. What a great trait to have. He learned from his childhood rather than follow in his father’s
footsteps, which could have easily happened.
To sum how truly powerful this story is in about a page of writing is not worthy. But I
think it is safe to safe we all can agree after reading a story like this, it makes you take a step
back and look at your own life. Look at your own life and appreciate what you have, and what
you have been blessed with, worked for, and strive for.