This photo is from the Middle Taylor Creek Trail in Zion NP. As I took this picture, I was focused on the dead tree, and the mountain peak in the distance. Not sure I noticed the boulder or scattered branches and smaller rocks on the ground.
What makes us notice some things we encounter and oblivious to other things? I’m not just talking about objects. We may hear about terrible things happening on the other side of the world and it has little impact on us. If we see the same thing happening it has more of an impact. And if it happens to a family member of close friend, it can seem devastating.
We are called to care for not just those who are close, but all of our “neighbors” and even our enemies.