You can read more of Richard here.
Richard was still a little wobbly; we waited on the corner of the street and watched him stagger up to us. A small group from Nunhead SA were going for a curry and Richard was coming too. I hadn't seen Richard since he was very much the worse for wear in a meeting I had led, so it was a bit of a surprise that he was joining up with us.
Simon one of our Corps leaders quietly assured us ... "he's been in detox for six weeks and now he's back". I wasn't sure as he got closer but sure enough no sign of the blue plastic bag, no hint of a lager can or a cider bottle, not even a whiff!
Later as we sat and chatted while we ate, Richard quietly became part of us and we became part of Richard. "See you Sunday Gord..." he merrily called out as we went our different ways.
Church at it's best!