As the evenings lengthen, in this part of the world anyway, many people will be taking up some outdoors exercise again. Already, the numbers of people out jogging in the evenings is noticeable.
Increasingly we hear about the role of physical fitness in warding off certain illnesses. We know it is important to look after our bodies.
There's an analogy here with the spiritual life. Just as we need to make an effort to get off the couch to go out for a walk or jog, we need to push ourselves to make time for prayer.
Just as with keeping physically fit, that demands time and effort too; but it's worth it.
And for anyone discerning a religious vocation it's a necessity.