“Anger isn’t the opposite of love. Hate is. And the most insidious form of hate is indifference.”
– Tim Keller @TimKellerNYC
NATIONAL DUDLEY ON INDIFFERENCE
Tim Keller’s series on Proverbs changed me forever. (If you want to borrow it, reach out and I’ll share my copy.)
With all that we have going on in the world today, it’s easy to look down on those who are angry. But what if that isn’t the worst thing that we can do. What if indifference is worse.
CS Lewis paints a picture of hell in The Great Divorce as a place where everything is available, but none of it is very good. Everyone started out on the same block, but as skirmishes broke out, everyone moved farther and farther out so that they wouldn’t have to deal with anyone else.
I’m no expert, but love is hard. It means having hard conversations and leaning in when you’d just as soon up and leave.
This quote almost didn’t make the book, but as the pitch of discourse gets more and more shrill, Keller reminds me that I can do much worse than openly hate my neighbor. Especially when I choose to ignore them.
What do you think?
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