Saturday, February 25, 2012
I am concerned about smokers. They are under the influence of an addiction that impacts every area of of their lives. In the interest of public health we have made our church campuses drug and alcohol free. This is great. What does this say to the smoker? They are not truly welcome in our places of worship until they have conquered thier addictions. Yet we allow any other manner of brokenness within our doors to receive the very grace needed to mend. How can we protect our health and remain welcoming? How can we provide radical hospitality and clean air? Each church needs to decide.