Celebrate Recovery is a place where God gives us a safe place that was not only alcoholics can go to for support, but a place for codependents, people with eating disorders, those struggling with sexual addictions, anger, those dealing with past or current physical or sexual abuse issues, those in need of financial recovery and many more groups. In short, anyone dealing with any kind of hurt, hang-up or habit.
Meetings are every Friday at Sixes United Methodist Church (http://www NULL.sixesumc NULL.org/templates/System/details NULL.asp?id=26588&PID=723522). Times and details are available at their site.
One of the inside jokes in Celebrate Recovery, is that it is only for “those people”. Once people understand CR, they realize that they are “those people”! No one is perfect, everyone needs Christ’s healing power in some area of their lives. Luckily, there is a program like CR that does show compassion to “those people”. This bible passage points out one of the first examples of the “congregation” trying to shoo away “those people”. Christ had another plan, a plan to heal.
As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. There were two blind men sitting by the roadside. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” The crowd sternly ordered them to be quiet; but they shouted even more loudly, “Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!” Jesus stood still and called them, saying, “What do you want me to do for you?” They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.” Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they regained their sight and followed him.
-Matthew 20:29-34 (NRSV)