Things We Don’t Talk About: Jesus and Addiction
We think of sin as the universal human problem, but I’ve been thinking about it this week, and I believe that sin may be actually only an outgrowth of a deeper problem.
I think we might be able to classify the true root of most of our troubles with a more modern word that no one in the Bible would have been familiar with: addiction.
It’s comforting to think of addiction as someone else’s problem. Addiction is the stuff of meth labs and crack pipes.
But as our St. Luke’s Bible study talked together on Wednesday, we agreed that addiction is actually a universal condition.
We’re all addicted to something.
For some it’s alcohol or prescription medication, for others it’s food or sex, for others it’s shopping or video games or gossip or exercise.
So why do I call addiction deeper than sin? Continue reading