Apathy/Indiference

August 18, 2016

“The greatest obstacle to sharing Christ’s pastoral care is the temptation to serve only ourselves. We may give in to weariness, or simply become indifferent to others. However, the Lord Himself calls us to this struggle! We determine, like Saint Paul, to say that “we do not lose heart” (2 Cor 4:1).” (Dynamis 8/13/2014)

 

“A sense of deep communion with the rest of nature cannot be real if our hearts lack tenderness, compassion and concern for our fellow human beings. It is clearly inconsistent to combat trafficking in endangered species while remaining completely indifferent to human trafficking, unconcerned about the poor, or undertaking to destroy another human being deemed unwanted.”

(Pope Francis)

 

“The creation of such a good relationship with God should become our foremost priority, while the attending good relationship with the animal, natural and inanimate world should flow spontaneously from this. In this perspective, love for animals will not simply comprise a sterile social expression of compassion for our favorite animals, which might even sadly be accompanied by indifference for suffering human beings, who are created in the image of God,

but the result of our good relationship with the Creator of all.” (Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew)

 

“Disobedience, indifference, willfulness, and disdain epitomize the spirit of the world in its rejection of what Christ desires.” (Dynamis 5/31/2014)

 

“Indifference is the mortar that can solidify a wall between two people.” (Gary and Mona

Shriver) 

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