Syringes in the Pews

Syringes in the Pews

“An ever increasing craving for an ever diminishing pleasure is the formula.”
(C. S. Lewis. “The Screwtape Letters.”)

The only high you ever enjoy is your first one; you spend the rest of your life trying, in vain, to repeat it. That is addiction in brief. In contrast, an apple always tastes like an apple should, if it doesn’t, you throw it away. As if dependence and addiction weren’t bad enough, each hit leaves you worse off than before – physically, emotionally, mentally and financially. There is a type of drug often imbibed in our pews today: Continue reading “Syringes in the Pews”

Ravenous (Part 2): What Will You Do?

Ravenous (Part 2): What Will You Do?

The church’s ceiling reverberated with cheerful singing of saints converged to worship God. A baton blurred in the chorister’s vigorous hand, bidding the saints sing with more gusto. The piano keys undulated beneath the pianists skilled fingers as the last chorus of the happy hymn burst forth from throats filled with exultant praise. The joy they felt was genuine, palpable even. This was no chore. There was no drudgery. Everyone was happy. Everyone that is, except Continue reading “Ravenous (Part 2): What Will You Do?”