aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Rest in peace

Jeff Conaway has died. As an actor, he's being remembered for Grease and Taxi but not, I note, Babylon 5. All the accounts also mention his various addictions that he's battled over the years: cocaine, alcohol, painkillers. None have yet mentioned that he was also a Christian, noted at one time for his refusal to spout gratuitous profanity in a script.

Can one be a Christian and an addict? Yes, of course. Our lives are full of contradictions and repeated defeats, but that doesn't mean that our faith is false or that we will be defeated at the last. And now that Conaway's struggles are over, I pray that the victory promised to those who hold on and who don't give up will be his forever.

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