Pay attention

September 26, 2022

“So pay attention to how you listen.” ~ NRSV

I’ve read this verse many times, but for some reason the words jumped off the page and into my heart last week. I don’t think Jesus was talking about active listening skills so much as listening for the bigger story of God in big and small things.

I talk with my two younger granddaughters most nights on WhatsApp. Last night Marie-Helene had Lucky, one of her baby dolls, and a Spiderman character. I’ve no idea why. Anne-Sophie has been digging around in the family’s Christmas closet, and was wearing a pair of green antlers, with white sticky dots on her cheeks and nose.

No deeply spiritual themes, just two little girls playing before bedtime, surrounded by loving parents, and connecting with their Nana. I think God smiles.

I know that I do. ~ Anne

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