It is no surprise. We regularly endure hearing that there are "significant" reasons why Church Leaders and their congregations won't involve themselves with the Recovery Community. Recovery Community Meetings are a banquet - to serve the Word of Truth, feed the Milk of the Gospel and comfort people in pain. "But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind..."
Perfectionism is an obsession with the unobtainable. Sufficiency is surrender to the incomprehensible.
Addicts may never "get well." That doesn't mean I have permission from God to treat them poorly.
Grace is is an act. To return Good for Evil is the very essence of Christ's work on the Cross. Grace is also a state of being. If I live in grace then grace must flow from my life into the lives of others. If nothing flows, there is no presence of God in my Life.
Ah the night darkness, darkest before dawn ...Shadow's longest dwelling, this solstice painNow! Shivering, chills. Season coldest before SpringWhen weakest faith tested, shown strong ...Through snows hold. Then! Wash'd warm rainsAnd failing hope, restored, our rejoices bring.Bartimaeus 2018 Merry Christmas! Happy New year! Our best wishes. May this Christmas season afford us all the … Continue reading Best Wishes
"In secular history the Cross is an infinitesimally small thing, but from the biblical perspective it is of more importance than all the empires of the world. " Oswald Chambers
"I no longer fear, or am depressed, angry or anxious about what to do in the future, for the first time in years all these emotions fell away and I am content. No, I am excited for my life ahead." Message from an Inmate to Prison Fellowship volunteers.