Most of us have things that we are very passionate about - meaning we feel strongly, strongly enough to take action, spend time, and even try to engage others. And then, there are those things that we consider unimportant, immaterial, nonessential, or simply just not 'my cup of tea'.
I just finished reading again the Gospel of John. Jesus was very passionate about who He was, what his calling was and what he expected from us. HE made statements that only God could make in his declarations of who he was and his purpose in coming to earth. No one could ever claim that Jesus was a good man, a wise teacher, etc. and not take seriously his claims. Near the end of the Gospel he asks a most serious question of Peter 3 times: " Do you love me? " No sitting on the fence here.
He already knows the answer, but asks 3 times so that Peter would remember the question, questions his own response, and be moved to take a stand.
"If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever." Why so much indifference on our part? As we near the Easter season, may we become passionate about our faith.