So what is the opposite of love? We call it indifference. Indifference says, "I'm not interested. No, I don't want to leave my home. I don't want to connect with people. I don't want to hear God's Word. Yawn . . . it's all so . . . . can I say it? . . . boring." And that's the face of the American Church (I know . . . OUCH!!). Our culture has robbed us of our passion - so we have become numb. Perhaps we can't blame it on culture (that may be too easy). Perhaps it's our personal choices that have robbed us instead . . . and so what do we look for? We look for something to excite us. We look for something that will get our attention. We move (if we move at all) from one source of entertainment to another.
Yet the invitations go out. They go out to the numb.
Do you know Christ's parable in Matthew 22?
“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. . . ."
"Church?!! Sunday morning? Are you kidding? The preacher preaches too long. I'm bored."
"Bible study?!! Wednesday night? That sounds like work. I can't do it. I'm too tired."
"Fellowship?!! I don't have that kind of energy. How draining."
"No thanks. I'm fine here. I don't want to move right now. Maybe another day."
Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy.
Are we worthy?