‘The Globalization of Indifference’

Posted on by Jeremy Daggett

From the Vatican, Pope Francis with thoughts on Lent 2015:

Usually, when we are healthy and comfortable, we forget about others (something God the Father never does): we are unconcerned with their problems, their sufferings and the injustices they endure… Our heart grows cold. As long as I am relatively healthy and comfortable, I don’t think about those less well off. Today, this selfish attitude of indifference has taken on global proportions, to the extent that we can speak of a globalization of indifference. It is a problem which we, as Christians, need to confront.

I love the byline. Simply signed: Francis.

(Via @StevenHovater)