Friday, October 17, 2008
Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him.
When my children travel, I always say to them: “Stop, look and listen; see, smell and taste, and tuck it away in your memories.”
Pay attention! Don’t be inward; be outward.
The disciples where weary and ready to hit the sack, but they stayed awake, and look what they saw: the glory of Jesus and the “two men” with him. A moment of profound insight and energy. They saw Jesus in a new light (that’s a pun – read the story: Luke 9:28-36).
Today, practice alertness; don’t be inward; be outward.
Really see the person next to you in the checkout line … pay attention to their face (don’t stare. Ha!).
Turn off your radio while driving to work, roll down your window and listen to the sounds of LA.
Look up and see the mountains (if it’s clear); look at a tree and study it’s shape.
Look at the folks waiting for the next bus.
Watch your hands type something.
Pay attention to the food you’re eating – flavors, spices, texture, temperature.
It’s said, “the devil’s in the details.” So is goodness and beauty, truth and wonder, joy and marvel. So is God!
Today, “Stop, look and listen; see, smell and taste, and tuck it away in your memories.”
Who knows? You may see Jesus and the two men with him.
Posted by castaway at 8:01 AM