Ignorance is bliss, they say.
It is... until reality arrives at your door step...or until you stand before God in heaven and have to give an account for what you've done or not done...especially with those things that were brought to your attention but you ignored or didn't want to bother with because, well, it was just too "uncomfortable" or might upset someone or was inconvenient or cost you something.
Certainly if we take a stand for something, people won't like us because it challenges them to exit their complacency and to step up their own efforts and responsibilities. Are we so lazy and comfortable and complacent and apathetic that we won't even acknowledge the obvious problem(s) before us?
"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." ~Einstein
You can only ignore the enemy for so long before he takes everything from you. We turn our heads aside. We pretend a problem doesn't exist. We fool ourselves into our own false security.
We sacrifice our children born and unborn on the altar of convenience and comfort (and no, I'm not just talking about abortion), why would I assume that we would give up something far less valuable?! If we don't stand for righteousness for the sake of our children...even if it makes things inconvenient for us for a while or if people criticize us, then we won't stand for righteousness for anything. (Sorry to be so vague here...but I am trying not to specifically point fingers at some very specific folks.)
Will you do it for God? I wonder.
Father, lead me, please.
(Now, I think I will try to get a look at that plank in my own eye.)