I recently read through Yahoo news that San Francisco is considering providing places for intravenous drug users to shoot-up. Of course, the supporters of such a program say that this is the humane thing to do. The assert that those people need a safe place and the competent hands of a trained nurse to administer the various drugs to which they are addicted.
Jesus is like those kind-hearted folks in San Francisco. He accepts folks as they are, where they are. However, Jesus doesn’t perpetuate the inhuman condition in which people come to Him. He doesn’t keep them addicted, dependent and weak. He restores their lives, makes them dependable and strong.
“Safe” places for drug abuse may be a human response, but it most certainly is not humane.