Practice doesn’t make perfect. At least, it didn’t for me with piano lessons, maths, and well, life. I keep practicing, and I’m still not perfect.
But perfection was never, is not, never will be, the goal.
Van Gogh once wrote in a letter:
“I am always doing what I cannot do yet in order to learn how to do it.”
So when it comes to prayer, biblical knowledge, spirituality, love, hope, forgiveness, peace, faith, family, life… all of it: do what you cannot do yet in order to learn how to do it.
Here’s to the learning.
Here’s to the practice.
So many are quick to talk about their values, but many of us struggle to practice them. It takes courage, and integrity, to live what we speak (and to speak what we live), and to do so with the flux and flow that an unpredictable, uncontrollable life needs from us. And that’s the thing when you practice faith rather than claiming to have it and know it: it bends and flows and grows with you. It's grace.
Life is something we practice. As in, it’s something we do. And we can live with intentionality, with an awareness and a commitment to the practice of things like compassion and grace and faith, or not.
The choice, and the practice, is as always, and is always, up to you.
Written by Liz Milani.