I just read this on someone's facebook page and had to post it on my blog.
I'm not offended by a whole lot, but there are a few things in life that truly offend me. At the top of that list are apathy and indifference; especially toward the pain and suffering of others.
When asked to make a choice where right and wrong are involved, we must always ask ourselves if we are motivated primarily by our own interests above the pain and suffering of others. We must be willing to face the truth and be willing to change.
Have we been a true friend to those in pain?
Have we been silent because it keeps our life less stressful?
Have we been more indifferent than we have been loving?
*Love as a verb, not a noun (as in emotion). Love responds.
Are we focused on our own self-preservation?
Are we willing to risk the rejection of others in order to take a stand for right?
These are questions we must ask and answer daily. But there are times of great significance when all our choices and priorities are reflected in the answers.
Our silence (our indifference, our apathy) will be remembered by God.