starting smallPosted: April 5, 2012
My Lenten reading has included a wonderful series on the Psalms by Barbara Crafton, presented by the good folks over at Spirituality and Practice. I loved this comment, which I know to be true, but tend to forget. Nice, too, because it reinforces what I’ve been reading in Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living:
In spiritual direction, I often recommend against taking on too much in the way of new spiritual practice; it’s better to start small and grow than it is to start big and shrink. I know this because I have bitten off more than I could chew so many times, and then been discouraged when I fell short. Most spiritual growth is incremental, not sudden. Most of it happens bit by bit, over time.