EDITOR’S NOTE: The following represents just one perspective on addiction recovery. There are many others that are equally valid.
“If you’re an addict, I can tell you this. You, like me, have seen the darkest shadows, tasted the ashes of your own life and will, scraped around in the dirt and made a home with it and seen some of the worst things a person could. What kind of good could come from this? Who would want us? Who loves the broken? Who loves the sinner? It is surely not the world.
When Jesus came on Earth and ministered, He didn’t surround Himself with kings and upper class people with money and riches, fancy houses and wine and expensive jewelry and clothing. He actually quite preferred to spend His few short years with murderers, tax collectors, lepers, fisherman and the handicapped.
“Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” – Mark 2:13-17”
(William, Publisher of The Community)