The first kind of indifference

“The first kind of indifference in human society is indifference to God, which then leads to indifference to one’s neighbor and to the environment. This is one of the grave consequences of a false humanism and practical materialism allied to relativism and nihilism. We have come to think that we are the source and creator of ourselves, our lives, and society. We feel self-sufficient, prepared not only to find a substitute for God but also to do completely without him. As a consequence, we feel that we owe nothing to anyone but ourselves, and we claim only rights.” — Pope Francis

Reflection:

Have you ever felt like you owe nothing to anyone but yourself or that everything you have is the result of your own efforts? What or who helped you to see that the rights you claim also involve responsibilities to God and to others?

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