My kids are able noticers, for good (“a ladybug!”) or ill (“why are you still bald?”). Unencumbered by experience, children see things that have been overlooked by adults (except when cleaning their rooms).
By noticing the noticers, we can try to see the world around us with new eyes, moving away from our prejudices and preconceptions to a vantage point where God’s will is revealed.
Jesus saw a man, disabled for 38 years, who went unnoticed day after day, year after year. Jesus recognized his suffering, and, in spite of its being the Sabbath, healed him.
New eyes lift us out of our quotidian worries and habitual reflexes, allowing us to judge without being judgmental, act without thought of reward, apologize without fear of retribution.
God, give us new eyes to see more clearly the world around us, and strengthen us to better do Your will.