Habits or Rituals?
The things we do . . . every day, often arrive without intent. Before we realize it, they have become habits. (Paraphrase of Seth Godin, author and business executive)
We often think of rituals as religious practices that we do habitually because they are part of a liturgy we’ve learned to follow. But we practice certain behaviors on such a regular basis that they appear to be rituals, also. Godin suggests that if we really give intent or purpose to our habits we can, as he says, “rewire our attitudes.” Let’s make our rituals/habits meaningful.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think (Romans 12:2).