It does matter!

Indifference isn't productive.

Children are rarely indifferent about anything. They express love freely and show their dislike just as openly. Youthful idealism and love are proverbial, but once hurt, individuals may choose to lock away their heart, resolving never again to allow themselves to care and thus become vulnerable. Instead of offering protection, however, this kind of indifference is more likely to imprison one in a life that's joyless and unsatisfying.

It's vital to resist feeling indifferent about the choices we need to make. Some of these decisions may on the surface seem unimportant—what movie to see, what flavor of ice cream to order, what chore to tackle first. "Oh, it doesn't matter; I don't care," we may think. But we do need to care, even about such simple choices, because habitually not caring can turn into all-around carelessness or indifference.

The antidote to indifference is caring—not merely by pursuing human passions and opinions, but by expressing the caring love of God, our Father-Mother. No one is ever separated from God, who is Love. God is always caring for us, tenderly and effectively. And it's natural for us as God's children to care about ourselves and others.

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Recognize those angels
September 4, 2000

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