Recapturing Our Sense of Wonder

During our trip to the Holy Land, I was amazed at the excitement and sense of wonder of one of our participants. Lawrence would really just say “Wow!” and wonder at all the beautiful places he saw.

While climbing down Mt. Arbel, he marveled at the wonderful view of the Sea of Galilee flanked by mountains, and of the town of Magdala below.

He reminded me and the group about the importance of our sense of wonder.

Too often, we take beautiful things for granted. Or we reach too quickly for our smartphones to snap selfies and photos. Then move on to the next sight, to the next beautiful place.

Has Instagram and social media cheapened our enjoyment of nature and beautiful places?

Do our smartphones entice our eyes to stare on the screen toward the ground away from all the beautiful, wonderful places around us?

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