Lent 2015: “The Hidden Face of Drug Addiction”


"Hidden Face" Painting: Ronald Raab, CSC

“Hidden Face”
Painting: Ronald Raab, CSC

Athirst is my soul for the living God. When shall I go and behold the face of God? (Psalm 42)  

Drug addiction is often hidden behind the faces of lovers, spouses, friends and neighbors or even our children. Our own faces may conceal such addictions. This addiction corrodes relationships, rips love apart and separates families. I have learned from addicts across the country that the only thing that heals such addiction is a deep, honest and profound relationship with God. Seeking the face of God is a life-long project for those in the trap of such addiction. The hidden face is destructive and hopeless, a life of secrecy, self-hatred and shame. Only the face of God heals. God’s love is available to us.

In this Lenten season, I invite you to pray for and learn more about those of us who suffer from such addictions. We may very well become the face of God as we reach out to other people. Addiction knows no boundaries of relationships, or status or education. Please reach out to people who need you during this Lenten time. Learn more:

Click here to learn more about drug addiction. 

Click here to learn more about substance abuse in high schools.

Click here to learn about addiction and faith-based recovery. 

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