His enemies hurried to the bishop and demanded that Dante be punished for his sacrilege.
Dante defended himself by saying...
"If those who accuse me had had their eyes and minds on God, as I had, they too would have failed to notice events around them, and they most certainly would not have noticed what I was doing."
End of story.
How about you?
Are your eyes and mind on God?
You see, we're in the age of distraction.
There more things now that gets our attention and it's harder to stay focused.
With technology, we now have email, Internet, chat, mobile phones, facebook, etc.
All these compete for your attention and eats up some of your time.
The time that you should be spending on activities that will help you grow spiritually.
Memorizing scriptures can take only 5 to 10 minutes of your time.
But what you'll gain spiritually is immeasurable.
Marinating your mind with God's Word and His promises is the fastest way to be closer to God.
God is ALWAYS looking forward to talk to you with all your attention is on Him.
So don't let the busyness of this world control your life.
Instead, let your life be controlled by the scriptures you've memorized.