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Sanctity is Not About Flicking Boogers

“My name is Bob, and I’m an alcoholic.”

“My name is Jerry, and I’m a sexaholic.”

“My name is Kevin, and I’m a whatever-aholic.”

You name the struggle, chances are there’s a group out there to help you get through it. Praise God, indeed. Sin and vice loves isolation and darkness, and a supportive and compassionate group that can empathize with one’s pain is a welcomed oasis in a society were mercy and patience has run dry.

There is a danger, however, when the struggle becomes the identity; when the words “I am” are immediately followed by the name of your sin, vice, or pain. Though personal growth certainly includes the lessening of vice and fostering of virtue, there is a difference between growing into an identity and overcoming one. Growing into an identity is forward-looking, aiming at an ideal, and acknowledging that you are on a road to perfection. Overcoming an identity means starting at a deficit, and makes life’s purpose about flicking the proverbial booger off your finger. Continue Reading…

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