Indifference in a garden results in a garden overran with weeds. Indifference towards a family member or friend results in a broken or impaired relationship. Spiritual indifference results in a lost soul. The products of spiritual indifference are a lack of fear of God, disrespect of the Lord, dishonor of Christ and His Church, failure to repudiate sin, a disbelieve in Hell, and a disregard for eternal salvation.
We show our personal concern for a family member or friend by frequently visiting with them, sharing our lives with them, listening attentively to what they have to say, helping them out when they have a need, and introducing them to others we similarly love.
A relationship with our Heavenly Father is similarly maintained by spending at least some time each day with Him. Time spent solely devoted to Him, listening to Him, sharing our life with Him, or just being with Him in silence. The needs of Christ are provided for when those who are “hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison” (Matthew 25:44) are provided for in His name. The Holy Spirit desires to be introduced to and work with those who we love.