Indifference

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Wednesday. Holy Week.

Thunderstorms are predicted for this evening. Strong winds to usher in the Triduum; the 3 days. So it begins.

Many Christians, even Catholics, do not enter deeply into Holy Week or even acknowledge it exists. For most of us, life has become an endless continuum of sameness. Even our shared public happenings in the worlds of sports, politics, business, and entertainment have a quality of sameness and repetition. All of this provides a certain false sense of security and community, but it also makes us dependent. A story about God entering into reality in a most uncomfortable way is met now with perhaps the same spectrum of responses as when it first unfolded. The most common and the worst of these is indifference.

When the God who loves and suffers with us becomes irrelevant, what does it reflect about who we have become?

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