Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Auschwitz and Buchenwald death camps in WWII, said, “Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it is indifference. Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.”

When Paul came to Athens, Luke describes the condition of his heart as “his spirit was provoked within him” (Acts 17:16). He saw heathen gods everywhere. He saw a people in the darkness of ignorance. And that kind of “provocation” within led to action.

Someone has said, “The busy man is troubled by one devil, and the idle by a thousand.” We must labor if we are to enter the rest (Hebrews 4:11). Solomon adds that whatever we do, we must do it with our might (Ecclesiastes 9:10). 

—Author Unknown

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