A Time to Clean, A Time to Wash

During this Lenten season we are called to cleanse ourselves of all the clutter and distractions in our lives that get in our way of seeing Jesus in our lives.  We are called to remember our baptism, and how by water and the word our sins are washed away and we are turned once again to our Savior.  By baptism we are forever tied to Christ’s death and resurrection, the same one that he referred to in the temple and was misunderstood.  Yet as Christians we do understand that Christ died, and then three days later rose again.  And even with this knowledge, sometimes we can let the clutter build up in our lives, and we forget Christ’s presence with us.  At the same time, like the picture in the attic, Christ continues to be with us, even when we can’t see him or we have forgotten that he’s there.  Yet it is because we tend to forget, because we fill up our lives like the temple so long ago with things that it doesn’t need, that we need to do a little spring cleaning once in a while.  And so here we are in the season of Lent -a time to clean, a time to wash.

A Time to Clean, A Time to Wash