22 Sep 2017
Jesus didn’t really care. He was rather indifferent and uninterested; he didn’t care…about other’s opinions of him, that is. It must’ve been an odd sight for people to see Jesus walking around with his band of sinners-turned-Apostles, and then with all those women, too. But Jesus didn’t care—all of them were his disciples and he loved each of them, and they adored him.
In the spiritual life it’s called “holy indifference.” God’s care for us, and our love for him become so rewarding that our life begins to revolve around love—not necessarily a sentimental love, but a love that looks like adoration, admiration, and commitment. And what others think of that becomes irrelevant. It’s a “holy indifference” to what others think.
God loves us, his sons and daughters. And we adore him. May God give us the grace to be…uninterested… in what others think of that.