25 Mar Apathy Kills (Jn 12:1) by Dr. Rich Reich
“Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.” ~ Jn 12:1 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: Apathy killed Jesus Christ. The Jewish leaders were jealous (Mt 27:18) and Pilate was afraid (Jn 19:8). However, they would not have been able to put Jesus to death if it were not for the thousands of apathetic people who did not even show up at the crucifixion. They did not want Jesus dead or alive, because they did not care. Apathy permitted Hitler to kill six million Jews, and Planned Parenthood to kill many more millions of babies. Are you apathetic to the 3700 unborn slaughtered every day? Why doesn’t the media report this daily massacre? Perhaps our apathetic culture is too selfish to care about the defenseless unborn. Or perhaps many believe that ending abortion is out of their control. That is wrong! We can make a difference. Apathy means an absence of passion. During Lent we experience the Passion of Christ, so that we do not become apathetic to what Jesus has done for us. Renew the passion for the unborn by educating others about the horrors of abortion so that they do not become apathetic. * Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the LIFE Group Devotions and the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Satellite Beach, FL. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: Do not let apathy kill. Stay passionate about the unborn.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. LIFE Runners Creed. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Dismas
Faith Quote: “Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.” ~ Helen Keller