A Good Friday Digression from the Usual

Compassionate Love: Displaying compassion for those who struggle with mental illness    (c)2015  Nancy Virden

By Pastor Todd Pruitt at Church of the Saviour in Wayne. PA,  March 6, 2011

photo-25665907-2172014-holy-easter-05Jesus did not come to be a good moral example.  Jesus did not come to be a revolutionary.  Jesus  did not come to fix all my hurts. 

Jesus came to solve my greatest problem.

Our greatest problem is not our spouse, or lack of a spouse. Our greatest problem is not our kids or our parents. Our greatest problem is not our job, our employer, or employees. Our greatest problem is not money or lack of money.

Our greatest problem is, and always has been our sin.

It is the ugliest enemy I face every day. My sin. It is the worst problem you deal with at any given moment. Your sin. It is the worst problem I have. It deceives me, it battles me, it lies to me, it tempts me. And there was a day when it condemned me utterly before a Holy God.

Jesus came to save us from our sin.

Now, that’s Compassionate Love.

Have a peaceful Good Friday

*****

NOTE: I am not a doctor or mental health professional. I speak only from personal experiences with and observations of mental illness. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental health care.

If you are struggling emotionally today or feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Hope and help is yours.

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