Notice the Details
I was aiming for Hannibal Missouri. But four hours of traveling down the center of Illinois was totally boring. Miles of flat, repetitious scenery! I needed something to keep me awake. So I started looking for details that would interest me.
Almost immediately I saw feathers flying out of a huge semi. I sped up and realized that most of the feathers were still connected to chickens! Probably more than 1,000 on board. I thought of the crucial detail of transporting delicious chicken dinners.
Then I saw a billboard advertising an “Adult Store”. So I prayed for people who are addicted to self-destructive things. I saw a car full of people on a family trip. I prayed for them too. I saw details...until I got lost…which forced me to pay attention to other details!!
Some people say: “The mass is boring”. If that happens, try focusing on some details. For example, I like praying for a release ‘from all anxiety’ after the Lord’s Prayer. And I love the words: “The Lord be with you.” And I like making the cross on my forehead, lips and heart when the gospel is read. Those little details touch me.