People say we should care about so many things and that if we don't care and take responsibilty for this world, then there is something wrong with you. You are self centered and unloving. There is a difference in what they think will make you change your opinion, but all of them would believe that there was something innately wrong if you didn't care about something. There are so many things to care about that everyone demands their cause to the the "first cause" and if we don't care, then we are turned inward and need "correction, so that we can learn to have a repsonsible response and duty toward life.
Some say that Americans have lost their sense of reponsibility and duty because they didn't have "proper training" at home. These love to tout their superspirituality by pointing to how much they serve.
Many think that the environment is of utmost importance for without protecting our limited resources, then we are all doomed. This is to protect future generations, as well as our own.
Others think that fiscal responsibility is where we should be focused. That without addressing our outregeous debt, then, we will doom the future generation.
While others believe that the proper cause is the "great Commission" as without the spread of the "spiritualized gospel' anything else doesn't matter. They don't see any real reason why we should care about this world as it is all passing away anyway.
All people who have passions think that their passion should be yours, and if your don't care about it, then you are worse than an infidel. In fact, you are going to hell in a handbasket. And these might stamp you as a self-centered narcissist, that only thinks about themselves. I find that unless one is interested in their specific passion that they think is of utmost importance, then you are doomed to be judged.
So, in effect, one will be judged by someone, as no one can be involved in every cause that is of value or importace. So, one must choose what one wants to value most and then prepare for judgment!
Third Sunday of Advent
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