Friday, January 22, 2010

30 Days of Justice: Reject Apathy

3:44 AM
ap⋅a⋅thy (n) absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement; lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting. A lot of us are apathetic about a lot of things. I'm apathetic about sports and making my bed. I just don't care for either. I know some people who are apathetic towards reading, movies, shopping, politics, or religion. But as Christians, God calls out of apathy. He challenges us to live lives of purpose and meaning. I think the word “apathy” sadly defines most of our generation. We are apathetic about news, current events, and so much more. When the top internet searches on any given day are “Gorillaz”, “Miley Cyrus”, or “Tara Reid” and the Twitter trending topics are “Jersey Shore” and “Justin Bieber”, it's obvious as to what most of the world is talking about. But this isn't the way things have to be. We can choose as a generation, as a people, and as a country to reject apathy, and express great passion, emotion and excitement for the things that matter in our world.

That is exactly why Relevant Magazine has launched Reject Apathy. It's a voice, in the midst of chaos, bringing awareness to issues affecting our globe. Unjust war, creation care, loss of innocents, preventable disease and poverty are just a view of the topics that Reject Apathy discusses regularly. With literally hundreds of blogs, features and spotlights on these engaging topics, readers will be sure to find injustices and movements that will cause them to reject the apathy in their own lives and do something about it. Combining the incredible visual talent of Relevant Magazine, Reject Apathy has it's own digital magazine which allows readers to email articles to friends and share on social networking pages. Create some buzz, spread the word, and reject apathy to make a difference in our world. The world can be changed when Christians rise up, commit to living counterculturally and sacrificially, and choose to reject apathy.

About the author

Joy Muldoon is a full-time missionary and part-time blogger. Read about her travels, adventures, and missions here!