Today in our weekly FCA Huddle at LCHS, I showed the students a you tube video called “The Monkey Business Experiment.” In the video the students are supposed to be watching some girls passing a ball and count how many time the ball gets passed around. However while you are counting and not paying attention, someone in a gorilla costume walks into the middle of the screen, beats his chest, and walks off screen. Most don’t even notice the gorilla or other subtle things like the screen changing color or some of the girls walking off screen.
The point I wanted to illustrate to our students is that we get distracted by so many things in life and focused on those things that aren’t important that we miss what is going on around us. Specifically our family, friends, classmates, and others that are going through various hardships and need to know we care. And even more specifically that we need to be sharing Christ with because they desperately need the hope and love we have in Christ.
What are the distractions in your life that are keeping you from seeing the gorilla? What do you need to do to be able to have the peripheral vision to see those around you in need? Especially in a busy time of year we need to remove these distractions and give the hope of Christ to those around us!