What does 'George Kirby' mean?
Find out what George Kirby means. George Kirby is explained by Ron Alexander - author of Don't Tell Me What To Do: A Spiritual Memoir
George KirbyI’ve tried praying. God prevented me from killing myself without ending my addiction to crack. Why should I go on praying and believing?
“I’ve talked to God,” I say to Chuck as I feel a sharp pain in my neck, “but he ain’t listening.” I had thought that swallowing up a handful of Lithium pills would get God’s attention.
“Maybe that’s your problem.”
“What do you mean?” I needed to know.
Bill lean back in the chair. He sighs, scratches his head and smiles. “Try talking with God instead of talking to him.”
“What’s the difference? Talking to Him or talking with Him is all the same to me.”
“Not exactly. Learn to shut up! You talk too much. It’s impossible to talk and listen at the same time. When you’re talking to God, you’re not listening to Him.”
‘Shut up? I talk too much?’
I start to get up from my chair, but I sit back down. I give considerable thought to his insight before speaking. I think back to what George Kirby had once told me. “I couldn’t have got through it without God.” Maybe Bill is right. I talk too much.
“I think I understand what you’re saying,” I say, slouching back in the chair. That’s all I was willing to concede. I was unwilling to admit that he was right. He didn't press me to say more and I didn't say anything else to prolong the conversation.