For several years now I have sensed God’s invitation for me to slow my life and discover the richness I otherwise miss in keeping a frenetic pace.

Imagine what it would be like if instead of speeding down a highway through a country setting we took time to walk the same route. What would we notice? Who might we meet?

Or what if we were to stroll through a museum and pause in front of one masterpiece. Just one. What intricacies of the artist’s labor would we begin to notice? What stories would we imagine?

Religion and art are saying the same things: stop, pay attention, be aware of the depth of time, see people, see others, be human. ~Fredrick Buechner

If you were to find a moment today to pause and pay attention, where would you linger?