“He has brought me to His banquet hall, and His banner over me is love.” (Song of Songs 2:4)
That’s my place–in the Lord’s banquet hall.
Drugs–“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91>1) He’s my “high.”
Sex-"…he who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me." (John 6:57) I apologize if that is offensive to some readers, but I find that partaking of Eucharist and making love to my husband is very simliar.
Rock Music-the entire book of Psalms is a songbook. As Larry Norman, the creator of “Christian rock music” says, “He’s the Rock that doesn’t roll.” And if you think you will have to give up rock music when you believe in Jesus, Larry Norman also says, “Why should the devil have all the good music?”
In fact, you sound like someone who might be interested in checking out Larry Norman at larrynorman.com/
He’s old now, as we all get old. But back in the 60s, he was the “bad boy” of religion. He started out as a druggie, but found the Lord. He lived in San Francisco and through his “Jesus rock music,” led hundreds of hippies to Jesus. I saw him several times when I was a teenager in the 70s, and a few years ago, we drove several hours to bring our children to one of his concerts. My older daughter loves his music–it’s raw rock. If you can get hold of the early albums, you will enjoy the starkness of the man and a few instruments, not processed to pieces in a fancy “recording” studio.
Note: Larry Norman is not a Catholic.
Best wishes to you, JesusS4ves.