(LifeSiteNews) — The world and the Catholic Church today are plagued with lukewarm indifferentism towards the true evil in the world as they both lack love for Christ.
Many people today, especially in the West, do not want to know how wretched and sinful the world really is. Whether it’s the nefarious motives behind the COVID policies or the fact that around 50 million children are killed in the womb every year around the world, the majority of people would rather not know these things nor investigate them too much, since it may cause them to despair.
In fact, some who have taken too many “red-pills” and have seen the extent of evil that is going on in the world do become very bitter. In order to avoid bitterness and despair by thinking too much about the evil in the world, many put their head in the sand and become indifferent.
As Christians, we must not look away from the evils in the world, like abortion and the destruction of our societies through bad policies. In fact, we are commanded to hate evil and sin. St. Paul writes in his letter to the Romans: “Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good” (Romans 12:9)
We should hate the things that God hates, as Scripture tells us:
There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that hurry to run to evil, a lying witness who testifies falsely, and one who sows discord in a family. (Proverbs 6:16-19)— Article continues below Petition —CANCELED: Stand with Fr. JesusMary after he was BARRED from Priestly Ministry for Criticizing Pope Francis!Show Petition Text9814 have signed the petition.Let's get to 10000!Thank you for signing this petition!
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The grave injustices that are caused by sinful people should ignite righteous anger in us. St. Thomas Aquinas even writes that when a person witnesses injustice and does not feel anger it is a sign that the judgment of reason is lacking.
The reason why we must radically hate sin is ultimately our love for God. Because sin hurts God and can cause souls to be lost forever. The reason for radical hatred of sin is radical love for God and human souls.
So, the main reason why many people want to ignore the evils of this world is that they lack unconditional love for God and human souls. They do not have enough love to want to fight the evil that is hurting God and man. G. K. Chesterton writes about this issue in his book Orthodoxy and asks the poignant question: “Can he hate it [the world] enough to change it, and yet love it enough to think it worth changing?”
Chesterton writes that only Christianity and love for Christ can motivate mankind to truly change the world for the better:
Thus the ancient world was exactly in our own desolate dilemma. The only people who really enjoyed this world were busy breaking it up; and the virtuous people did not care enough about them to knock them down. In this dilemma (the same as ours) Christianity suddenly stepped in and offered a singular answer, which the world eventually accepted as THE Answer.
True love for Christ is the answer to this problem, as faith in Him and love for Him makes us care enough about the evil in the world to actually fight for the good.
The Western Zeitgeist tells us to be as inoffensive and undecisive on controversial issues as one can be. It is a combination of laziness, cowardice, along with a lack of the virtues of faith and love that lead to this mindset of indifference and lukewarmness.
This desire to be inoffensive and not “too radical” leads to very bad ideas. An example of this is the view that abortion laws in many European countries, that allow for abortions for up to 12 weeks, after conception are actually a “good compromise.”
This view is held even by many people who consider themselves Christian. They believe that the “middle way” is always a good route to take, even when it comes to absolute moral evils like abortion. They do not care enough about the life of the unborn to fight for them and take a position that is considered controversial by the mainstream.
As Christians, we must do better than holding this lukewarm position as God spits the lukewarm out of his mouth (Revelation 3:16). St. Paul was a radical.
He was first a radical persecutor of Christians, as he considered them blasphemers and heretics. After his conversion, he became a radical follower of Christ and fought for the truth, driven by his radical love for Christ.
Like St. Paul, we also should be radicals; we must love God so radically that we are willing to fight the good fight against the evils of this world.