It’s Okay…

if you don’t immediately get it right. Sometimes you’ll forget to make the sign of the cross just so. Other times you may find you didn’t prostrate when everyone else did. Perhaps you forgot the right words to say. No matter. The ritual actions of the Faith are important but they are not an end in themselves. They are given to us as a gift to call in mind something more deep and profound, the love of God with our whole being and the love of our neighbor as ourselves. We humans can get caught up in the outward appearances but God looks at the heart. If you are seeking to have your heart conformed to Christ you already understand the ritual and its real purpose even if you, for the sake of our shared human frailty, do not complete it with precision.

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