Lent is a time for us to de-clutter our lives, to cleanse our spirits, to rid our selves of the emotional “junk” that is keeping us from being able to breathe deeply and connect with God on a meaningful level.
Spring is in the air! The last few days have been beautiful and the hope of warmer weather appears to be becoming a reality. Along with the grass greening up and the birds’ songs being in the air, garage sails are beginning to pop up too!
Oh the garage sale… a time to purge. As spring cleaning gets underway families and individuals begin to gather their unused goodies and put them out for others to peruse and hopeful snatch up for a great deal. Its a time to look at our closets and determine if we really need 12 pairs of sneakers, or the sweater that hasn’t fit for years, maybe we can part with the TV in the basement that isn’t getting used. It is amazing how freeing letting go of “stuff” can be.
I am reminded of the words of Matthew 6: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust — consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.