Spiritual practices can help us live more focused, more meaningful lives. Recently, I invited you to unlearn your distractedness.  Consider a baby I suggested.

Another way to unlearn distraction is to study a dog—they never obsess about the past or worry about the future. Their minds aren’t busy elsewhere. They seem to have an inherent belief in the goodness of the moment. Merely mention a dog’s name and his ears perk up, his eyes brighten, and his tail wags as if to say, “Hey, does life get any better than this?”

Jesus once pointed his distracted and worried followers to the birds and flowers around them, inviting all who seek God to imitate them, to be radically present to life here and now. “Do not worry about tomorrow,” he said, “for tomorrow will bring worries of its own” (Matthew 6.34).

Jesus taught that the present is all you need, for this very moment is alive to all the fullness of God.

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AuthorChris Neufeld-Erdman