The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil. Hannah Arendt
Meditation: That Hitler could commit his atrocities against humanity depended on millions of bystanders. Ordinary German people, who knew something was going on. They knew people were disappearing over night, but as bystanders they did not want to know more about it. They wanted to remain uninvolved and “innocent”. They remained lukewarm. They were not active Nazis and they did not join the resistance movement either. Those millions of German bystanders made Hitler possible. Those bystanders allowed evil to be committed million times over by staying “neutral”, “ignorant” or “apolitical”. By not making up their mind on which side they wanted to stand, they did not stop and therefore condoned evil. In the USA today, millions of consumers are getting ready for the holidays. They know something is going on. They know many people’s health insurance coverage or legal rights are disappearing over night, but as holiday shoppers, they do not want to know more about it. The current government relies on the distraction and manipulation of the masses. And the masses allow to be distracted and manipulated. The masses remain lukewarm. Millions of American consumers are making injustice possible.
Prayer: God, people worry about turkey meals and holiday cheer, while immigrant parents are in jail, waiting for deportation, separated from their children. God, we make wish lists for Christmas, and the only wish a woman with a precondition has is to still be able to afford or even have access to health insurance. God, the masses hang out in malls, and the DACA recipients anticipate leaving and living in a country they do not remember. God, evil and injustice are happening, and we, the masses, go on with our business as usual. God, let us not allow history to repeat itself. Amen
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3: 14-16