The reason I often fail to live out my beliefs, comes about when I stop thinking and pondering what they actually are. We are either growing deeper in understanding, or becoming less attuned to our own souls and also the gentle whisper of the living Spirit that lives within, who is one with us and wishes us ever fuller life. The words of Jesus can never be fully understood, they need to lived. The call to love is deep and the self knowledge that is needed to grow in love, comes from failure and a new beginning, over and over again. To fail, is a call to begin anew, the pondering (prayer) that is needed to take ever deeper root in the call of the Eternal -One.
When ones path of any sort becomes closed,
it then becomes an ideology,
which is doomed to collapse sooner or later.