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    Fear not, only believe is offline Junior Member
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    Post Exercise - meaning?!

    Hello everyone! What does the word exercise mean in this sentence?

    "How can one come to possess great faith? Now listen, here is the
    answer to that: First, the blade, then the ear, then the full corn in the ear. Faith must
    grow by soil, moisture, and exercise."
    Dear folks, I am an ESL student so don't ever hesitate to correct me, even the slightest details!

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    Re: Exercise - meaning?!

    It seems like a pretty silly analogy, because plants don't exercise. Perhaps the author didn't know that, or accepted on faith that they do.
    Exercising a faith means practicing it, putting it into use.

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    Re: Exercise - meaning?!

    i think it goes further than the practical meaning of the word
    probably symbolic

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