Today's blog requires some participation. First - do the awareness test below. Second - read the rest of the blog!
How did you fare? When I first did the test I missed the obvious. Then, I missed it again when they replayed it - even knowing it was there! I had to replay the entire video again! Maybe that speaks to my poor observation skills, however, this video has got me thinking about the other things we miss in life due to our "inattention blindness" (a psychological fact!). As the video says "it's easy to miss something you're not looking for".
As deacons we are called to relieve victims of injustice (and lead the congregation as a whole to do so as well). However, what if we aren't "tuned in" to what injustice looks like. What if we aren't even seeing marginalized people? What if we have "inattention blindness" to the needs that exist in our church congregation?
How are you ensuring that "even the least of these" don't get missed?