Distracted by David Cawston

Distracted
David Cawston
Luke 24:13-35

Introduction:
We live in a culture that makes it easy to become distracted.
Telephones and Cell Phones– rudest pieces of equipment today.
George W. Bush has a no cell phone policy!
You hear them go off in church and distract.

As a police officer, I’ve seen many accidents caused by distracted drivers talking on cell phones. Therefore, I was pleased one day to see a car traveling ahead of me with a bumper sticker that read, ‘‘Hang up and drive.’’ Wanting to signal my approval to the driver, I pulled up alongside the car. When I glanced over, however, I was shocked to see a man peering into his rearview mirror while shaving. --Don Lively, Readers Digest sep98

Beepers
Television
News
Entertainment
Family
Schedule or calendar
Social events

So may things call for our attention that it requires discipline to focus on what is important.

The sickness of lack of focus is called ADD.
Attention Deficit Disorder is a common disease today.

It is a disease of being easily distracted.

How often in our life are we focusing on what is before us instead of what we need.
These men on the road to Emmaus were focusing on the events of what had just taken place that weekend. It was the news, the talk of the town.
So much so that when a stranger approached them and entered in to the conversation
17 He asked them, ‘‘What are you discussing together as you walk along?’’ They stood still, their faces downcast.
18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, ‘‘Are you only a visitor to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have happened there in these days?’’
19 ‘‘What things?’’ he asked. ‘‘About Jesus of Nazareth,’’ they replied. /

They were so lost in the events that they were unaware of who was with them.
It was Jesus himself!
17 He asked them, ‘‘What are you discussing together as you walk along?’’ They stood still, their faces downcast.

They were distracted.
How often is that the case with us.
We don ...


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