Understanding Celebrate Recovery
Since creation, men and women have searched for peace and happiness in a complex, wearisome and fallen world — often in the wrong places and taking self-depreciating measures. But there’s only one place where we can find tested-and-proven, absolutely-gonna-work principles that will lead to healing and happiness. Jesus laid out these principles for happiness in the Sermon on the Mount in the gospel of Matthew, chapter 5 known as” the Beatitudes.”
Change, Jesus says, can be ours, but the pathway to change and happiness may not be exactly what we’re expecting. Like most experiences spiritual in nature, it can be paradoxical in nature. What our weekly support group has grown to understand is that Jesus is giving us a way to wholeness, growth, and spiritual maturity.
“Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.”
“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
“Happy are the meek.” “Happy are the pure in heart.”
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.”
“Happy are those who are merciful.”
“Happy are those who work for peace.”
“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”
Our new friends come from differing walks in life, varied denominational disciplines, and sorted trails and hardships. We have found common ground over these simple truths. The environment is one of unconditional support and strength. There is always room for more when you run out of excuses not to come.
Celebrate Recovery meets on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 pm in the home of Andrew & Jaye Strother. For more info, call (619) 445-3617.