Create in me a clean heart, O God,

and put a new and right spirit within me.

Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation,

and sustain in me a willing spirit.  (Psalm 51:10-12)



One of the ways in which we can understand Lent is to see it as “Spring Cleaning.” Just as we will clean our houses in preparation for a visit from a special guest, so we take time to examine our lives in preparation for our encounter with the risen Christ at Easter. Are there closets where you store past resentments? Clean them out! Is there a sink full of dishes with the residue of negative behaviors? Start scrubbing!


Dip your hands into a bowl of water, and wipe your hands dry on a cloth. As you do so, reflect on what your life could be like, thoroughly rinsed with God’s love. Give thanks for God’s cleansing love.




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