Practicing In Solidude

There was a group of violin students. Some were very good. Others were OK. Still a third group was found lacking in skill.

The teacher asked how long each student spent practicing alone before coming to orchestra practice.

It should be no surprise. The best violin players devoted the most time to practicing in solitude. The worst of the group spent the least amount of time alone in practice.

Perhaps if you feel your spiritual formation is lacking, you need to spend more time alone in solitude in meditation, prayer, and study.

Martin Luther once said, “I have so much to do that I will spend my first three hours daily in prayer.”

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