As a follower of Christ I believe that all people are made in the image of God.  I also believe that there is no such thing as a throwaway person.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is spot on in his remarks at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire about drug addiction.

Obviously this isn’t about enabling drug abusers, rather treating those who are afflicted with dignity as we give them a hand up. Ultimately they have to want help. ┬áNonetheless, I agree that those of us who are pro-life should have a different attitude.

I would also say that those who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction is that Jesus loves them very much. ┬áHe died for them. ┬áHe didn’t wait for them to get clean and sober, but instead “while (they) were yet sinners Christ died for them,” (Romans 5:8).

The Gospel can transform by cleaning them on the inside out (that’s not to say they won’t need treatment and support).

I also agree with Governor Christie, there but by the grace of God go I.  That could have easily been me headed that direction earlier in life.

Well said.

Disclosure: I have endorsed Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

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