“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;” Isaiah 61:1 (English Standard Version)
Holocaust survivor, humanitarian, and author Elie Wiesel has spoken on indifference many times. He said “Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil. I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes, we must interfere. Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.” Mr. Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 and in his book, “Night,” he described in vivid detail how his family was sent to concentration camps in Nazi Germany. He spent his life advocating for the rights of those who suffered while others indifferently stood by, watched, and turned their heads.
God wants us to put His love in action and show love where it’s not seen or spread or shared. He wants us to give His love to those that are shamed, tortured, overlooked, broken, and victimized without regard to race or social status just as He’s done for us.
Written By Rosie S. O’Neal