The role of Religious Recovery is not to judge, condemn, blame, or accuse any religious organization or any religious leader. Our goal is spiritual healing, and for those who want more, to aid them on their spiritual path. It doesn’t matter to us if that path connects with a religion of their choosing. They may even return to a religion that — according to what they have told us — hurt them in some way. We’ve seen this happen successfully. How? We understand that all human organizations make mistakes, and we can choose to forgive those mistakes and move on.
The role of Religious Recovery can also be the same as our personal roles. As individuals we don’t have to judge, condemn, accuse, or blame another person or an organization. Our biggest response to any wrong, real or perceived, can be forgiveness and love. If we sense we can no longer follow a path because our beliefs would create too much strife, we can part ways without ill will — at least on our part. We can’t control their response, but we can leave with forgiveness and love in our hearts. Our highest aim in Religious Recovery and perhaps also in life is to respect one another, learn to get along, and to honor each other’s spiritual paths.
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