When people who have repeatedly taken drugs [addicts & alcoholics] turn to God – really turn – there is no stopping them. It took a kind of courage to put drugs in their body and to go with that.
They didn’t know where they were going or whether they would come back; they didn’t know what the experience was going to be. These people have nerve…and verve. They love adventure. They’re not afraid to travel deeply into the Realm of God.
These people make good Ambassadors of God. They will go anyplace.
They’ve already been judged, rejected, and misunderstood when they were doing drugs. They figure that if they’re now doing things the right way, what difference does anyone’s judgments make?
They’ll just keep moving on, and there’s no stopping them.
And I, myself, am truly one of the “They” spoken of …