II Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23; Psalms 137:1-6; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21
In one of his dramas, the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote, “The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that’s the essence of inhumanity.”-1
As a Christian community, we must agree!
In the year 1928, a very disturbing case of indifference came before the courts in the state of Massachusetts. It concerned a man who had been walking on a boat dock when suddenly he tripped over a rope and fell into the dark, deep water of an ocean bay. He came up sputtering and yelling for help and then sank again, obviously in trouble. His friends were too far away to get to him, but only a few yards away, on another dock, was a young man sprawled on a deck chair, sunbathing. The desperate man shouted “Help, I can’t swim!” The young man, an excellent swimmer, only turned his head to watch as the man floundered in the water, sank, came…