“We live in a broken world. Everyone is broken, and our brokenness takes many forms.” — Mitch Teemley
This is too true! ADHD, OCD, PTSD — that’s me. Although I am so much healthier than I was years ago when I was in my worst, most broken condition, I am still very much a work in progress. And, I know that I am still an alcoholic, although I haven’t had a drink since January 14, 1990. As for being a “hypocritical Christian” — I agree 100% with what Mitch Teemley has to say. Read on! And God bless 😊
“I don’t go to church because churches are full of hypocrites!” This is an increasingly common sentiment. But is it true? Are churches full of hypocrites?
Duh.Are AA meetings full of alcoholics? I’m a Christian, though I rarely use the term, preferring “Jesus follower” instead. Why? Well, for starters, it’s used indiscriminately by hundreds of millions who hold few if any actual Christian convictions.
But in another sense, I don’t deserve to call myself a Christian: the word Christian (“like Christ”) is believed to have been coined by Roman detractors as a put-down (“You’re like that Jesus guy!”). And I’m not worthy of such a put-down. Yet.
AA members address meetings with, “Hello, I’m __________ and I’m an alcoholic (or addict).” They say this regardless of whether they fell off the wagon yesterday or have been a “recovering alcoholic” for fifty years. Why? Because they know their addiction never…
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