When I attend Sunday services, I have a special journal I take with me. During the sermon I take notes. I focus on what is being said, and then I write out notes that flesh out what is being preached so that it is accessible to me. Of late, however, I am wondering if this isn't some form of distraction and that in fact what I am doing is taking me away from fully worshipping the Lord and that I should be paying full attention to the sermon with my ears only, and not by writing at the same time. I may be over-thinking the whole issue, but sometimes I fear that this note taking is a form of self-indulgence. I am just not sure any more. Opinions would be helpful.