This passage from Acts 17 made me laugh in recognition. How many of us are like the First Century Athenians, followers of anything that is new: academic trends, social networks, the 24-hour news feeds? Paul's message was simple: that the God and peace we seek is close at hand and the one we're most tempted to overlook.
It should be explained that all the Athenians as well as the foreigners in Athens seemed to spend all their time discussing the latest ideas. So Paul, standing before the council, addressed them as follows: "Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious in every way, for as I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And on of your altars had this inscription on it: 'To an Unknown God.' This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I'm telling you about.He is the God who made the world and everything in it... His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feeling their way toward him and find him--though he is not very far from any one of us. For in him we live and move and exist.
This is the New Living Translation.