We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
God does not simply want us to be “good” by virtue of not doing anything “bad”, but rather he calls us to make a difference for HIM in this world. Ask for God’s forgiveness for the times you have been silent, and start making some noise – reach out to someone in need, invite someone to church this weekend, stand up for someone who is being persecuted – the opportunities are endless.
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.