My new pair of shoes.

Years ago, I remember buying a new pair of running shoes thinking they would make me faster. They were expensive, highly marketed, and promised so much.

The strangest thing happened a few weeks later...I realized I was just as slow with my new pair of shoes than I was with my old ones.

Sure, they were a little more comfortable (and a lot cleaner), but nothing else really changed.

And though I wanted to blame the shoes, I knew I couldn't.

See, I didn't actually put any extra work into getting faster. I just convinced myself that buying a new pair of shoes would do the work for me.

What does this have to do with our faith?

That older Bible, plastic rosary, and free prayer app for your smart phone (I like this one) work just fine. The question is, are you putting the work in?

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