"You, however, must continue in the things you have learned and are confident about. You know who taught you"
Gandhiji often attributed character to something as simple as a thought or a word, which developed into a deed or habit, ultimately turning to character. Hence he told people that their every thought and word must spring from love and concern for all.
It is so simple. In everyday life a student knows the importance of homework and a sportsperson knows the worth of a daily regimen of practice. The absence of these could result in setbacks.
But in our spiritual life we forget it so easily! Through the readings of today the Lord invites each one of us to inculcate the values of discipline and perseverance in our prayer life.
If we wish to grow in faith we need to learn and practise our faith. We must believe in the word of God and trust the Lord at all times. Reading the word of God, saying our prayers and participating in the Eucharist is learning about our religion, while living our life by the teachings of the Lord is practising it. Similarly it is very important to develop an attitude of mercy, detachment, self-control, generosity, concern for the poor, tithing, forgiveness and other Christian values (Focus). Once such an attitude is developed it will last irrespective of the events or circumstances in our life.
Fruit: What value can I learn which will help me develop a Christian character, attitude and faith?