Last week a quote from Evelyn Underhill came to my inbox and I thought it worth sharing as we think about spiritual disciplines,
“Christianity is a religion which concerns us as we are here and now, creatures of body and soul. We do not ‘follow the footsteps of his most holy life’ by the exercise of a trained religious imagination, but by treading the firm, rough earth, up hill and down dale.” (School of Charity, p 52)
Just as we are not Christian only on Sunday or whenever we might happen to be in a church building or at a church related meeting, but are so as we tread “the firm rough earth, up hill and down dale.” Spiritual disciplines/practices are not something we do only on Sunday or in a church building or at a church meeting. They are what God draws us to do so that our entire life may be more rooted in love for God, for others and for ourselves and as that love forms us, our every thought and action find its origin and power in God’s love.