Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Cleaning for the Soul

Much like a good spring cleaning, the season of Lent gives us the opportunity to put our spiritual house in order. Like a closet, drawer or garage that becomes cluttered over time with junk we really don’t need, so do our daily lives become cluttered with things that keep us from God.


As I received my ashes on Ash Wednesday, the lay minister marked my head and said, “Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel”. Returning to my seat, I pondered these words and what they specifically meant for me. Great challenges came to mind. And, like the clutter in my closet, I knew it was time to do some spiritual house cleaning.


Create a clean heart in me, O God; give me a new steadfast spirit.    (Ps 50:12)

"Dear children! I invite you to surrender to God. In this season I specially want you to renounce all the things to which you are attached but which are hurting your spiritual life. Therefore, little children, decide completely for God, and do not allow Satan to come into your life through those things that hurt both you and your spiritual life. Little children, God is offering Himself to you in fullness, and you can discover and recognize Him only in prayer. Therefore make a decision for prayer. Thank you for having responded to call" BVM, Medjugorge, February 25, 1990

10 comments:

jek said...

Such a good metaphor for this time of Lent! Well, off to grab my broom and trash bags, I got lots of spritual cleaning to do around here! Thanks, DG. God Bless.

Daily Grace said...

Isn't that the truth! Thanks Jek...;)

Abbey said...

Especially love the Medjugorje quote from 1990!

Blessings,
Abbey ♥

Daily Grace said...

Awh, thanks Abbey! God bless..

Anonymous said...

This message from Our Blessed Mother I am taking to share with my prayer group. I too will try to clean my closets

Mary333 said...

I liked the way you worded this post, DG! Yes, Lent would be a good time to give our souls a good spring cleaning :) I'm with Jek - off to get my broom and trashbags!

Daily Grace said...

Mary,

Maybe I should have found a picture of several ladies buying brooms!!!!!
Thanks for stoping by and God bless.

kam said...

Yes, turn away from sin and "give ourselves completely up to God." Good advice. Nice post.

Ann Nichols said...

Spring cleaning... yes, I shall do some too!
Blessings!
Ann

Daily Grace said...

Thank you for your visit Ann.