- Drugs are an important aspect of the addiction conversation, and the ways we talk
about drugs can feel pretty mixed.
- Just because something feels good does not mean it is good for us, and a big part of understanding addiction is the distinction.
- But when it comes to our faith, it’s important to know that Jesus accepts us as we are, and he won’t leave us hopeless. We can come to Jesus no matter what struggles or addictions we might wrestle with.
Why do you think people talk so casually about drugs sometimes and so seriously other times? Do you think we should be more or less serious when we talk about drugs?
Sometimes it can feel like culture is communicating that anything that feels good is good. What’s something that might feel bad but is still good?
How do you think we should treat addiction? Should we ignore it? Should we crack down on it? How do you think Jesus would talk to someone in midst of addiction?
Jesus concludes his conversation with the woman with the phrase “Neither do I condemn; go, and from now on sin no more.” Spend some time thinking through Jesus’ advice to sin no more. Are there places in your life where you might need to put aside some sin, knowing that in Jesus there is no condemnation (Romans 8)?