The opposite of love isn’t hate. In order to hate, we must have some type of feeling about the subject of our hate. The opposite of love is indifference. Indifference is not caring one way or the other about a person, place, or situation. Indifference causes us to be unattached and separated from people, places, and things.
Indifference has a way of seeping into our lives and slowly eroding away love. In Revelation, Christ tells us He would rather have us be hot or cold than lukewarm. To be lukewarm is to lack enthusiasm for Christ and the life He has promised us. Jesus tells us in the book of Revelation that He detests indifference over being hot or cold in our faith.
We cannot afford to be indifferent about our recoveries. Indifference is a cancer that spreads and causes damage to every area of our lives. To be indifferent is to lack the desire to care for and love others. Indifference pulls us backward and keeps us stuck. Christ wants us to engage in our recoveries and to live a life of hope and joy. When we are fully engaged in recovery, we will also experience frustration and despair. Anything we experience in recovery is far better than a disengaged life of indifference.
Written by Jackell.