Transforming Apathy Into Passion
As a teenager I spent many summer days lazing around Ocean Beach Park in New London, Connecticut. I loved sitting on the shore, gazing out over Long Island Sound, watching sailboats cutting through foam-capped waves.
There were times, though, when the wind stopped blowing and the sailboats just sat waiting for the next gust. Without wind there was no forward motion. The boats just bobbed back and forth, almost motionless.
Many churches I know are in the doldrums. They seem to be bobbing around motionless, not going anywhere. Some Christians are like that too. They haven’t given up their faith, but they’re no longer passionate about it. Apathy …