Ever wonder why nothing gets done in the church? I think I may have diagnosed an epidemic sweeping Christianity today.
Here’s the setting: a crowded underground subway; people listening to music, reading and waiting. Suddenly, there is the commotion of an woman being mugged. There’s punching and pushing; the woman is overtaken, but nobody helps.
Research tells us that if you get assaulted in the street, don’t count on any passers-by to come to your aid. Just turn on the news and you’ll hear stories of people who have been beaten up or mugged in public, without anyone lifting a finger to help. This refusal to get involved is not just limited to threatening situations.
Whether through fear, indifference or embarrassment, people are increasingly reluctant to intervene against offenders. This failure to act is leaving a dangerous vacuum in our society.
Here’s the problem: Everybody’s responsibility is nobody’s responsibility, but my job is my job. If you interview our indifferent friends from the park, they would tell you that it’s everybody’s job to help, yet most refuse to flinch at the sight of a danger.
Everybody’s responsibility is nobody’s responsibility, but my job is my job
This picture has become the unfortunate epidemic infecting the american church. It’s the reason nothing gets done.
Have you become so comfortable that you have become indifferent toward those who do not know Jesus; refusing to get involved of care. Or have you taken ownership of the call of Jesus to make disciples of all nations?