What do Pong shots have to do with holiness? Very little! But what if holiness weren’t so impossible after all and what it really took was God’s grace interacting with some practice and perseverance? Maybe the seemingly impossible would be seen by our very eyes.
Think about it and get started. No, not with Pong shots, but with virtue.
It is amazing what a little daily practice and steady growth can produce. I marvel at what the Lord has done for me over the years of practicing the sure and steady discipline of prayer, sacraments, Scripture, and fellowship (cf Acts 2:42). Day by day, my growth has been almost imperceptible and there have even been setbacks, but looking back over the past twenty-plus years, I am astonished at what the Lord has done.
As you watch this video, consider that these young men did not just wake up one day and film this on the first take. I’m sure their skill took years to develop. And while we may wish they had spent their time on something more noble, the principle still applies: consistent, persistent practice produces wonders.