Recovery meetings are often an absent aspect of Church life. Why? Because messy people have messy problems and Churchy people not only design programs to be comfortable, they don't want to be involved with messy, uncomfortable situations.
...describing how discipleship works. This is a very, very messy business. Not sterile, but hands on. People come. They go. They come back. This is a battle and the sword of the Word cuts deeply. Warriors for God will have blood on their hands but survive to dance in the streets like David did.