Recently the Sydney -]Moslem /-]Morning Herald ran a series of articles about Islam, including several stories about converts.
Some were impressed by Moslems dedication to prayer.
"Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
There is dedication, but to what ends? If the ends are false, then such dedication is not praiseworthy at all.
It reminded me of a war documentary where it spoke of the ‘determination’ and ‘grit’ shown by soldiers, but these were Nazis. Such determination therefore is that of an effort to protect an evil realm. Determination, and grit aren’t ends in themselves.
Neither is prayer.