“Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.”
– 1 Corinthians 9:25
Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:
There are many lessons we can learn from sports and competitive endeavors. In many ways, this earthly life is a personal contest of our own faith. St. Paul even compares the spiritual life to a race several times in his epistles. The message he and the Lord are trying to convey to us is that we must approach our own spiritual lives the same way an elite athlete approaches their sport. We need to train (pray) daily and vigorously. We need to stay wholly focused on our pursuit of holiness and of heaven.
What are you doing to “train” yourself for this race? What can you add to your training regiment that will make you stronger and more resilient in your own spiritual life?