Real stories from an award-winning documentary, Finding Hope in Recovery: Families Living with Addictions, which aired earlier on ABC-TV and the Hallmark Channel, and from the Shaping Families radio program.
Never Too Late: Hope for Addictions tackles the scourge ripping families apart and plaguing communities. These spots:
Offer brief glimpses into the lives, experiences, and thoughts of those struggling with addictions.
Embolden those with addictions to launch or continue a life of recovery.
Encourage listeners to reach out with care and compassion to families fighting addictions.
Go far beyond a typical “anti-drug” or “drug war” campaign to emphasize the connections with family, friends, and colleagues that are so important in overcoming addictions.
If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you, to some extent—not to put it too severely. The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient for him. Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Some men came, bringing to [Jesus] a paralytic, carried by four of them…. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”;Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”;Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk?’”
O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled, we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.