What is the big issue these days? Apathy? People just don’t care?
Why don’t people care? How many of us care enough to love our neighbor as we love ourselves? Almost none?
Most people, I think, share my concern about apathy. Yet what do we do about it? Do we love our neighbor? No. Do we become less apathetic? No. We just talk the talk. Few of us walk the walk. We tell others how much we care, but we don’t.
Think me wrong? Then consider the nature of the news media. Is the news informative or just entertaining and constantly focused on some thing that actually doesn’t much matter. Then why do people watch the news? Is it because knowing about what is on the news provides plenty of fodder for virtue signalling? Showing how much we care?
So what should do? Well, I think insanitybytes22’s post provides a great suggestion. I would just add this, and it is much more difficult. Instead of just caring, we each need to love our neighbor. What does that mean? Can you imagine anyone describing you this way?
Philippians 2:19-24 New King James Version (NKJV)
19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I know your [a]state. 20 For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state. 21 For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus. 22 But you know his proven character, that as a son with his father he served with me in the gospel. 23 Therefore I hope to send him at once, as soon as I see how it goes with me. 24 But I trust in the Lord that I myself shall also come shortly. (=> https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+2%3A19-24&version=NKJV)
I am no Timothy. I can only say I wish to be, but that’s a start. What about you?
We are really living in a culture of pure emotional appeals and constant virtue signaling. I care so, so much and you don’t care. We could be talking about chicken nuggets, or immigration……or the song Reckless Love.
Yes, I actually got booted out and blocked from a conversation about the song “Reckless Love,” because obviously I don’t care, which makes me a Very Bad, Horrible, No Good Person. I’ve been unfriended because I like the song and…..I don’t care. What can I say, heretics-R-us, once again.
We are so heavily afflicted with the plague of the emotional appeal, the argument totally devoid of policy, substance, or logic. We tend to approach every discussion assuming, “I care and you don’t,” and that is the entire bulk of our debates. You should be ashamed of yourself for your lack of compassion and un-caring. Agree with me or you don’t care. But you…
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