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Addiction Affliction Mark 10:17-31

Addiction Affliction

Our world is full of substances, obsessions and earthly attachments that afflict us, addict us and keep us from fullness of life. "Dump 'em," says Jesus, "and follow me."

Lip balm.

Apparently addictive to some.

Are you constantly licking your lips? Do you look for an excuse to buy a bundle of balm? Do you need a Carmex fix?

If so, you may be addicted to lip balm. Time to consider joining "Lip Balm Anonymous" and join thousands of others in a protest to "Ban the Balm!"
Perhaps your addiction is more conventional: nicotine, drugs, food, sex, videos, gambling. Perhaps you're a confessed chocoholic. Perhaps it's shopping.

Perhaps - you're one of an estimated 6 million with a virtual addiction. Your relationships with your spouse, your employer, your friends have broken down because your addictive personality has driven you into chat rooms and all manner of cyber-deviancy.

In an addiction afflicted society, there is no shortage of possibilities. New addictions are popping up every day, each with its own weekly church-basement support group and "Anonymous" organization.

Addiction has even visited MTV when its hit show, Real World, stumbled on to...

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