“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
Henry David Thoreau
What do we see? How easy is it for us to see the less important things? How common, in our context, to become hyper-fixed on what is wrong, broken, dysfunctional? (is this easier? easier to keep our distance through complaint and hopelessness). AND, how easy it is to be distracted or anesthetized? What if we regained our sight for those things that are already beautiful? What if we had eyes to see the mundane, even the broken, as aspects of God’s work among us?
When we regain our sight, it leads to remembering that God is good, which leads to trust, hope and truth.