from Paul Carlson on John 21:1-19:
Getting distracted is far too easy. It comes in many forms, alongside every thought and intended action. For example: how many windows do you have open on your computer screen at this very moment? Can anything be truly distraction free?Or is distraction simply a part of life that we must learn to adapt, utilize, and reframe as multi-tasking? Well, yes and no.
We cannot get through life without being able to multi-task, but at the same time we certainly need to be able to focus and prioritize our attentions and efforts-- to say yes to certain tasks and no to others. Often, the most difficult task to focus on is listening. It certainly is for me, and I suspect that holds true for much of the world.
Don't be distracted. "Feed my sheep," Jesus says. So let's do it. For the sake of Our Beloved, the one we Christians say we love. Jesus. He said it-- even we said it—three times. So now let's do it. Let us feed his sheep.
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