Hello friends, I am new here so please forgive me if this isn’t the right place to post.
I really like beer. It’s a wonderful gift of God and a great way to celebrate with friends and get a bit merry. Of course it has potential for abuse, so it’s important to be careful. I’m right now starting to think more seriously about responsible drinking.
Back in college, I was the president of a hard-partying fraternity that spent a great amount of time completely trashed. I remember it wasn’t at all uncommon to ditch classes on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon to get drunk at the house. When I graduated a year ago I came to Asia with very much the same mindset, but in the last several months I realized how immature this was, and am trying to be more moderate.
I thought I’d come to other Catholic beerheads for advice: what are some good rules of thumb for responsible Catholic drinking?
For example, I was out for beers the last night for a friend’s birthday and found myself quite jolly on the walk home. I woke up this morning with a throb in my head that went away after a bath. Is this too much, or was I right in stopping when I did?