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In Flickering Pixels, Shane Hipps writes, “I was sitting with a different friend at lunch one day. His cell phone rang. I stopped talking and said, “You can get that, if you need to.” Without blinking or checking the phone he said, “You took the time and effort to get together with me. Whoever is calling didn’t. Now, what were you saying?” All he did was ignore his phone long enough to be present where his body was. Not only did I feel honored, but it also made me appreciate the gift of being there. Prioritizing those who are physically present can have a transforming effect on us when so many are digitally absent.”

-- Flickering Pixels, 107-108 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson

1 Peter 5:1-4 (CEV) “Church leaders, I am writing to encourage you. I too am a leader, as well as a witness to Christ's suffering, and I will share in his glory when it is shown to us. (2) Just as shepherds watch over their sheep, you must watch over everyone God has placed in your care. Do it willingly in order to please God, and not simply because you think you must. Let it be something you want to do, instead of something you do merely to make money. (3) Don't be bossy to those people who are in your care, but set an example for them. (4) Then when Christ the Chief Shepherd returns, you will be given a crown that will never lose its glory.”

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