The Second Eclectic

Technology changes how we relate to God and each other

indifference

God hates indifference. Look for it in Scripture: It’s everywhere. Famously, we talk about being hot or cold, anything but lukewarm. But it’s not just in Jesus’ warning in Revelation. It shows up in Jeremiah (the weeping prophet!) and Ezekiel, in the Gospels, and Paul’s Letters. God’s consistently frustrated by those whose hearts are callused and unfeeling, dispassionate and distracted. Love him or hate him, but don’t just shrug him off.

Love something. It’s cool to be detached we’ve been told (and why shouldn’t we be when everything’s in transition, everything’s becoming obsolete, everything’s passing away and disappointing us), but God wants passion, not indifference. When Jesus says, “I will vomit you out,” that’s not a subtle, careless spitting. That’s clutching-the-toilet heaving.