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It takes practice

Living our faith requires daily exercise

Not long ago I traveled to Washington, D.C. As the train pulled into Union Station, I noticed an elderly couple across the aisle from me with a lot of luggage. The man got up to get their bags from the overhead rack while his wife eyed me nervously.

"I'm in no hurry," I said. Her face immediately relaxed into a relieved smile. I could have pushed by this couple to get to my destination perhaps two minutes earlier. Instead, I used a phrase that has become a spiritual practice for me.


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