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When Apathy Strikes

I go through rollercoasters of emotions, highs and lows. I can really get caught up in the sorrow of this world and get consumed by how much darkness there is, wondering what we can do to change it. I am bothered by our culture, the emptiness, the destruction of lives, families, morals, the wasting away of everything good. It hurts to imagine what people are going through. I feel it all.

Sometimes I laugh because this attitude reminds me of Woody Allen in Annie Hall (or just Woody Allen for that matter).

When Annie and Alvy are at lunch and he’s being a miserable sad sack, as usual, she remarks about how he’s incapable of enjoying life. He says,

“I can’t enjoy anything unless everybody is. If one guy is starving someplace, that puts a crimp in my evening.”

Sure, nobody likes a pessimist, and feeling by itself does nothing, it’s action that counts. But sometimes I can relate to this doomsday attitude about the state of the world.

This is a great post over at http://myheartsoverflow.wordpress.com/ on the dangers of indifference in our lives and why we should always have the mindset of Christ. It is easy to look the other way and just ignore the world around us…to have a “so what” attitude. But this attitude affects us in our walk with Christ. We were commanded by Christ Himself to love our neighbor as we would our self. Who is your neighbor, answer…everyone.

To read the rest of this post please head over to http://myheartsoverflow.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/when-apathy-strikes/

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