ĎThe opposite of love is not hate, itís indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, itís indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, itís indifference. The opposite of life is not death, itís indifference. Only one enemy is worse than despair: indifference.í ~Elie Wiesel
An indifferent person couldnít care less about anything or anyone. It is self defeat at its best. Nothing is of priority or value. For anyone who is indifferent life is like a prison, it leads to isolation and feelings of emptiness are often expressed. Sadly indifference seems to have taken a firmer hold during these times of recession. A person who feels indifferent should not be made feel guilty or given out to. Our greatest gift to them is our love and support. Nothing else matters. A common link in our Gospel stories is how Jesus met much indifference. He often melted it away by making each person feel that no one else in the whole world mattered except to whom he was talking to. Each person began to feel their self worth and the difference that they could make by first believing in themselves. Indifference is smothered by self belief and hope. Lent is a good opportunity to give indifference in our lives a good push to the side.