(photo: A bare tree feels awkward to humans. To the forest, it’s perfect.)
Our prayers are mostly invisible.
There’s something about public recognition that is compelling though. Even if we are not present when recognition happens. Is this a general human condition to appreciate and enjoy recognition?
For some, being present during public recognition can be painfully embarrassing.
So when, or if, public recognition happens in a group and we are not present, just knowing that others know makes many of us feel good.
This is why humility is so difficult.