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I was able to relate to Karen Armstrong when she said that her mind wandered or "skittered" off while she was supposed to be praying and meditating and then becoming bored. With religion being things you do, and not things you believe, it can become redundant and lack passion. Religion can be exhausting as she commented, and those of us that have been enrolled in a religion based school have experienced as well.
With passion being something that Armstrong had spoken much about throughout the podcast, it is with a great deal of passion and compassion that we need to grasp the gospel and learn to listen. I agree with that comment. We have three religions that all honor the same God, but fight to not agree on Him. If we stop to listen, we may be able to honor each other in the same way that we try to honor Him.