It has taken me years of practice to learn to cook limited meals. Sometimes trial and error proved to be the only way that made me wise up and realize I need to measure my ingredients correctly.
I quit practicing piano, and now go figure—I can’t locate major C.
My husband has the patience of Job when it comes to helping me practice for any type of sport. We still laugh (twenty years later) about how I ended up trying to play on the same volleyball league with him.
While practice did not make me perfect or less clumsy on the volleyball court, it does remind me how if you put your heart into anything eventually you will get better as you practice and repeat.
As a practicing Catholic I am constantly working on keeping the sacraments a part of my daily life. It is something very important to me, and something that I want with all my heart. So I practice and repeat over and over.
In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he talks about putting into practice what he has taught them about always keeping their faith in Jesus, even in times of trouble.
From prison he writes, “In conclusion, my friends, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise; things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable. Put into practice what you learned and received from me, both from my words and from my actions. And the God who gives us peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9)
I think I’ll always be in need of constant practicing when it comes to faith. To me faith is a continual rejuvenating thing.
How about you?