Monday, May 24, 2010

Indifference

I haven't blogged for three months. Not sure why except I seemed to run out of things to talk about. Today God reminded me of something of which I am not particularly proud. I care more about some people than others. Example: If a friend's son is badly hurt in an accident, I pray fervently for him. However, if an acquaintance's son is also badly hurt in an accident, I pray differently, less fervently. Is it because I know the friend's child, and don't know the acquaintance's child? When I read in the paper or hear on television that someone was injured, I usually, "Oh, that's too bad!", and go on about my business. May the Lord forgive me for this weakness.

5 comments:

Dan said...

Welcome back. It's good to get away occasionally.

I think God made us relational, meaning that we are naturally more predisposed to pray more fervently for those with who we are in relationship than those who we are not. Right? Wrong? Considering our other natural predispositions I don't know. Taking this to its logical end however, we would always be in despair. Again, wrong? :/? Still, you make a good point.

I was reading the other day about the fact that there is no record of Jesus laughing. Perhaps this world, and all of its tragedies, is why.

Kay Day said...

I think we can't care about everyone. We don't have the capacity. I usually say a quick prayer and move on when it's someone I don't know.
Like Dan said, we would always be in despair.

Momstheword said...

I appreciate the comments. I did learn today that the one I didn't know was well enough to be complaining about his catheter :)The one I know is in very critical condition still but he stabilized enough for them to do some procedure, which went very well.

Megan DiMaria said...

Refreshing honesty, something to think about.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I was just getting over my close encounter with a rattler, and now your comment has me thinking eeeww all over again. :)

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