Ponder this for a moment:
You are married. You profess your unending love for your spouse. BUT only in your own home do you acknowledge your spouse. Your marriage, nor your vows nor belief in your spouse play any part in your social life, political life, work life, nor anywhere but in the home. You do not take the love you profess into ANY aspect of your life except the only place your spouse is. Your friends don’t know your spouse. Your co-workers don’t even know you are married. You vote for positions which inflect great harm to your spouse, without ANY regards for her well being and only for your own. You completely ignore your spouse when anyone is around because you don’t want to offend anyone.
Replace the word Spouse, with Catholic Faith.
If you practice the faith, you live it at all times. Not just when its convenient for you. Do we stop loving a spouse simply because we go to work, or a store or out with friends? No. Is the marriage vow void simply because we are not in the presence of our spouse? Of course not.
Your spouse is with you everywhere you go. Our faith is everything to us and encompasses EVERYTHING about us. We protect it, we nurture it and we are in it for Love. To separate it from all other aspects of our life, we are like the unhappy spouse, who did not marry for love but for some other gain.
We are called by our Lord to live it. Live the faith. Let the world know you truly love your Spouse!
“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age”