"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." -- Elie Wiesel
I found this quote (once again) just recently. It really struck home.
Over the past few months, and really over the past year, I've been dealing with quite a bit. Much of it self-afflicted, much of it my fault, yes, but that doesn't make it any easier.
There are times when life is very stressful. There are times where the emotions seem almost unbearable. And I've discovered it's very easy for me to just shut everything out. Go into auto-pilot. Stop caring.
Sure it seems easier. Maybe in the moment things don't hurt so much. But it doesn't fix anything.
And, in the meantime, I miss out on so much. I miss out on offering a broken heart up to God to fix. I miss out on friends who are willing to support me and encourage me. I miss out on reaching out to others and supporting them where I wished I had gotten support.
Caring is such a beautiful thing. Indifference, such a dangerous thing.
In the midst of the pain, in the midst of the complications, in the midst of the emotional roller-coaster life puts us through, are we willing to face it all, and simply care? You'll lead a very bleak life, otherwise.