“be especially careful when you are trying to be good so that you don’t make a performance out of it. It might be good theater, but the God who made you won’t be applauding.
When you do something for someone else, don’t call attention to yourself. You’ve seen them in action, I’m sure—‘playactors’ I call them—treating prayer meeting and street corner alike as a stage, acting compassionate as long as someone is watching, playing to the crowds. They get applause, true, but that’s all they get. When you help someone out, don’t think about how it looks. Just do it—quietly and unobtrusively. That is the way your God, who conceived you in love, working behind the scenes, helps you out.
And when you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production either. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom! Do you think God sits in a box seat? Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.
The world is full of so-called prayer warriors who are prayer-ignorant. Don’t fall for that. “- Matthew 6, The Message. //
“do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”
Улочки населенного пункта, где мы остановились)) посёлок очень маленький , но самый большой его плюс - въезд в парк находится в минуте езды 😉.
Вот смотришь на эту нетронутую человеком природу и чувствуешь как дыхание от восторга перехватывает. От запахов леса, стрекотания и пения птиц, отсутствия бумажек и бутылок, золотого ковра травы, оленей , гуляющих по обочине,чистейшей реки...
Hiked five-miles just in time to catch this geyser in action. Yes, of course we went to watch Old Faithful, but we found it somewhat underwhelming and that area was really busy. Lone Star Geyser had private access/viewing and the hike there was beautiful. This geyser is thousands + thousands of years old, much older than Old Faithful!