Sooo, I know that this is generally a pretty Protestant practice to devote time to memorizing countless parts of Scripture, but how many of you do it anyway? And what are your thoughts on the practice? More importantly, does the Church have any official stance or guidelines upon whether or not we should constantly memorize Scripture?
For me, I mostly do it because I've been on the hot-seat since the day I converted by the non-Orthodox, so I devote time to memorizing passages to defend my beliefs or refute critiques against the Church. All in all, I have about 30-35 passages/verses memorized from the New Testament. I also enjoy memorizing helpful passages that could motivate me during hard times of temptation. I think that James 1:12, which says "Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him." is the one passage I find myself constantly repeating in my head and returning to.