|Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.|
"Pay Attention. Be Astonished. Tell About it."  These were the opening words at a recent worship service I attended at the annual American Theological Library Association conference in Charlotte, N.C. Leighton Ford used this excerpt from a Mary Oliver poem to preach a thought-provoking sermon entitled "God Is Paying Attention - Are We?"
What about it, how often do we really pay attention, to anything? When was the last time you were truly astonished? If we are honest, in today's hyper-connected world of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, we tell about everything. These instant messaging tools encourage us to tell all, with no requirement for "paying attention and/or astonishment."
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