May 26, 2015

Addiction and the Age of Loneliness

There is some interesting research that indicates that addiction is not just a matter of your brains being  hijacked by chemicals. Read here for a wake up call: The Likely Cause of Addiction

According to Johann Hari, the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but human connection. Those who are connected and loved, don't get addicted. Interesting. If this author is correct, tough love is not the answer to your addicted loved ones. Love is.

His Holiness's comment "Who am I to judge?" sent waves of incredulous hope through the internet connected world. People are hungry - starving - to be loved, to be accepted, to be be connected to other humans.

There is no line waiting around the block to be judged. Let God be God. There is a long line (and hospitals and jails) filled with people who long to be loved. To connect. To belong.

To whom will you show Christ's love today?

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