Shiny Objects

The greatest danger to our soul, our relationships, and the best life for which we long is distraction. The risk is not that we’ll never see what matters, but that we will lose sight of it. We chase after money, accolades, success in academics, work and beyond. As we strive to achieve, stress and disillusionment become the norm and we often lament the frenetic pace of life, and our inability to draw closer to God. Distracted by life’s many “shiny objects” we’ll spend our time, energies and resources on little things and miss the Big Things of life — God, freedom and an influence on others that truly matters. In this series, we’ll unpack this seductive syndrome and discover some practices that can help us move from distraction to devotion.