Ethics Daily | Monty Self
Apathy. All ethicists fear the word
Apathy occurs when an individual cares about an issue – but not enough to take action.
Moral debate requires action and change. Without a push for moral action, our sermons, articles and fireside chats simply become mindless complaining or pointless rhetoric filled with apathy.
We cannot say we are in favor of an issue and fail to support it with action.
One area where Christian ethicists have failed to be consistent is organ donation.
We have supported transplant centers and the development of these life-giving procedures for years. Many of us have prayed with patients and families as they wait for a precious organ. However, we are inconsistent.
We have supported the needs of transplant patients while forgetting to call people to be engaged in the organ donation process.
The life-giving miracle of organ transplantation is powerless without someone being willing to help save a life through the donation process.
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