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You call it a crutch like that’s a bad thing. But what is a crutch? The definition of a crutch is “a long stick with a crosspiece at the top, used as a support under the armpit by a lame person”. Essentially, it is a supportive device. Since when is that a bad thing?
You think it denotes weakness, but it doesn’t. It denotes that type of strength you need when admitting your weaknesses and faults. When admitting you need help and that you are an imperfect person who needs support. And we all need support.
We’re not meant to live alone, to be alone. If you look at people who are alone the majority of the time, they are lonely and depressed. We’re meant to have people around, to help people and be helped by people. It’s no different with God.
You could have everything you have ever wanted and still feel like something is missing. That something is the part of you that God fills. The knowledge that you have someone there loving you, helping you, and being there for you.
Why go through life alone? Why make it harder by believing you are alone? Christianity doesn’t make you weak. It makes life easier and more hopeful and joyful. It gives you strength and confidence. The knowledge that, no matter what I am going through, I don’t have to go through it alone. I can call out to God and lay my cares before him. There is a freedom in giving up your worries and fears and having faith that God will see you through.
As a side note, isn’t it interesting that a crutch is a long stick with a crosspiece at the top and Jesus, who is called a “crutch” by those who ridicule Christianity, died for us on a very similar device? It’s kind of cool.
If you want to claim that I use Christianity as a “crutch”, that is fine by me. I know I am a sinful person. I know I need forgiveness and help to get through life. And I like that I have a heavenly father that looks out for me, cares for me, and lets me come to Him with my doubts and fears. The freedom I experience through Christ is undeniable. And, honestly, I wish everyone could experience that kind of freedom.