For us lay folks, there’s a sort of balancing act that we need to walk. As men, husbands, fathers, citizens, employees – we operate in the world. But, we’re not meant to be “of the world” as St. Paul says.
We’re called to detach the very world that we spend our days in, turning toward higher things. The reality is that as much as we might want to spend our days in silent prayer, for us husbands and fathers, that’s not our calling. But, simply because our path is different from priests, religious, monks, etc. doesn’t mean that we can’t take a page from their book.
“If priests and religious have an obligation to meditate on the great truths of our holy religion in order to live up to their vocation worthily, the same obligation, then, is just as much incumbent upon the laity — because of the fact that every day they meet with spiritual dangers which might make them lose their souls. Therefore they should arm themselves with the frequent meditation on the life, virtues and sufferings of Our Blessed Lord — which are so beautifully contained in the fifteen mysteries of the Holy Rosary.” – St. Louis de Montfort
St. Louis de Montfort reminds us that we are in spiritual danger, every day. Recall St. Peter’s words: “Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
But, we also have weapons with which to arm ourselves: the most Holy Rosary. Learn it. Pray it. Meditate on the life of Christ and Our Lady.