the final mommy edition:
habit is the foundation of virtue but is not the same thing as virtue. For instance, it’s easy to say prayers habitually without making them our own. How often do we recite our common prayers without really considering the words? I was struck by this during one of those rare mommy moments of authentically active prayer: what do we ask our Lord to do when we say His prayer? “… forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
Dear Lord: help me to forgive others as I would have you forgive my trespasses.