Sharpen your powers of observation
O Soul, sharpen your powers of observation. Notice what goes on around you and, more important still, what is happening in the Word of God and what it can do in you and through you. See with your eyes and with your mind. Connect thoughts to actions, actions with consequences. See how the pursuit of sin leads to frustration and death. Observe that only in Christ can peace and joy be found. Note how your neighbor is needy, what his true need is, and how only the gospel can satisfy both him and yourself.