Posted by David Warkentin on Thursday, October 24, 2013
Well, spirituality quickly divorces from reality. We strive for something "out there" only to miss how that something (God) is right here. If we want to be experts in anything, why not consider expertise in the ordinary?
Speaking on prayer, Richard Foster offers this reminder which I think applies well to all our spiritual endeavors:
Healthy prayer necessitates frequent experience of the common, earthy, run-of-the-mill variety. Like walks, and talks, and good wholesome laughter. Like work in the yard, and chitchat with the neighbors, and washing windows. Like loving our spouse, and playing with our kids, and working with our colleagues. To be spiritually fit to scale the Himalayas of the spirit, we need regular exercise in the hills and valleys of ordinary life. (From Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home)