We can’t stand still spiritually. We are always either growing closer or or more distant from God.
- The habitual effort to practice a particular virtue blossoms into spontaneous right actions and growth in many virtues.
- The opposite is true as well. Habitual practice of a single vice produces spontaneous wrong actions and multiple vices.
It doesn’t matter if you’re facing Him or facing away from Him. What matters is which direction you’re moving.
- Those pious types who say “Lord, Lord” while practicing their vices in secret may be facing God, but they are walking backwards, getting further away from Him every day.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” Matthew 7:21