Religion contains certain performances,
Things people do in order to focus the mind
In a certain direction.
For example, the Lord's Supper.
It is intended to cause the initiate to imagine
That they are actually partaking of Christ Himself,
Ingesting Him and thus becoming Him
By continued partaking and remembrance.
If this is done intentionally,
It is an exercise of the mind.
It is a purposeful imagination.
And purposeful imagination has the power to transform.
The biggest struggle with such performances
Is that they happen but one per week, or month,
Or worse, only once per year
Or once per lifetime.
Better to weave such purposeful imagination
Into the fabric of every day.
Let every morsel be the blood and body.
Let every step be a renewal of our faith.
And thus perhaps, through constant remembrance
Be transformed by constant purposeful imaginations
Into the very thing He desires us to be.