…support to our community, we must face the fact that our churches are not mental health facilities. Understanding limitations are not the characteristics of a non-believer. We can’t pray it away, or wait on divine intervention to step in. As a community we have to face this head on and understand that mental health is a serious issue.
This is a really great point. I dated a black woman for 5 years. She and a few family members had pretty bad mental health issues. I saw this mentality rear its head quite a bit. Church — not medication or therapy — was the first thing to be offered up.
“That child needs Jesus!” was an oft-hear refrain.
I laughed it off, but perhaps I shouldn’t have…