Many of us are intimidated and confused when it comes to spiritual practices like prayer, giving and fasting. Maybe we think the point is to be good at prayer, for instance. Then, maybe we see others who we think have mastered the art of praying, and we feel even more lost. Jesus says being good at spiritual practices and being noticed while doing them isn’t the point. Jesus suggests that prayer, giving and fasting give us a vital opportunity to practice and grow in an intimate connection with God.
Sunday teaching from February 10, 2013.