(EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was originally published on The Frontier at Grace on March 4, 2011.)
Over the past few weeks, Charlie Sheen has been all over the news.
From his reported drunken night in a hotel room to his bizarre interviews on The Today Show and 20/20, you can’t turn on the television without seeing Sheen and his issues.
It’s like a bad car wreck — you can’t turn away.
I’ve heard a lot of speculation on what people should do for Sheen. People have discussed how his family, his friends in Hollywood, and even CBS can help him.
I wonder what advice we would give if we had the opportunity to speak to him.
Not many of us will have the opportunity to speak to Sheen personally, but what about the Charlie Sheens in our personal lives? How do we help friends, co-workers, and family members who are engaging in self-destructive behavior?
It starts with something more simple than giving them advice: we pray for them. We pray for them consistently.
When we look at Sheen’s life and see the disastrous results of his actions, let’s remember to pray for the Charlie Sheens who are close to us. God can turn a bad car wreck into an inspiring recovery.
— Chris PughFollow @chrispugh3