Some know God. Many don't. Many claim and posture like they do, but really? Conditions exist that permit us to enter the presence of God. Not being a theologian, I'm dogma-averse. And let me say this clearly - I'm deeply ashamed of (and offended by) the unthinking, uncaring, unloving manner the church treats people in … Continue reading No boundaries: Everyone Welcome
It seems like a characteristic of any "winner" is pride. Pride drives "accomplishment" in life. The runner is driven to train harder, to go further in less time. Pride says, "see me - I did it." And the inference is "don't you think I'm amazing?" Pride says: "I feel awesome" after accomplishing that goal. Worse, … Continue reading Meditation: On Pride and the Unworthy Servant
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.
"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