Bible Passage: Revelations 3: 14 - 22
Icona Pop’s hit song, I Love It, was released almost a decade ago but is still heard on the radio and in the background at stores. Frustratingly catchy, it lyricizes the “meh” gripping much of western society:
I got this feeling on the summer day when you were gone
I crashed my car into the bridge, I watched, I let it burn
I threw your stuff into a bag and pushed it down the stairs
I crashed my car into the bridge
I don’t care, I love it, I don’t care
We live in what has been called the “Age of Indifference or Apathy.” “I don’t care” is not rare. Overwhelmed. Stressed. Oversaturated. Entitled. Affluent. Amused. Inundated. Distracted. Depressed. Hopeless. Zoomed-out. All these things conspire and pile up and can leave us shouting along with Icona Pop.
Do you care? What do you care about?
Jesus knock-knocks on the door of our lives and community in Revelations 3:14-22. He calls out our apathy – in this time when anyone can be apathetic – to find a fire that burns, an intimacy worth fellowshipping with. Will we rise from what has our affections and attention and open the door? He wants in. Do we care enough to open? Or will we end the summer singing “I don’t care!”
Phil Wagler – lead pastor
p.s. This Matters:
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