distracted-walkingUniversity of Kentucky officials are concerned that too many people walking on campus are so distracted by their phones that they may cause harm to themselves or to others. So they have placed 50 warning signs, 9 x 11 inches, at busy crosswalks around campus. (These warning signs, which adhere to the concrete, are, for obvious reasons, affixed to the sidewalk!)

The hope is that these distracted walkers would be encouraged to look up, thereby preventing any accidents that could cause injury.

Unfortunately, there are also many people who are distracted as they walk spiritually. Instead of looking up, they are looking down, focusing on earthly things rather than heavenly things. We all need occasional reminders to raise our sights and meditate on higher matters.

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”—Colossians 3:1-2.


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