Cleanse Your Heart as you Wash Your Clothes
Tau Moleli, Maseru, Lesotho – Cleaning and purifying our bodies, as temples of God, is expected of us by Our Lord.
And so we human beings are likely to show an interest in bathing, rubbing sweet-smelling lotions into our skin, and using fragrances.
And it is so with our clothing too. We wash our clothes, hang them on the line to dry, and then iron them to smooth out creases.
In our homes we sweep the floors, dust and shine our furniture, and even clean the walls.
Out in the fields, we plough the earth, sow seeds, and uproot weeds to make sure our crops grow well.
Cleaning the Spirit
Then, turning towards our inner lives, we also do our level best to exclude evil spirits that come into our hearts and contaminate us.
We have to deal with and say no to evil seeds such as jealousy, hatred, criticism, gossiping, and vilifying other people.
These evils are the work of the devil, and the devil capitalises on the weakness of human beings, who may lose focus and be misled.
People can excuse evil behaviour and end up chained to the devil.
They can become outcasts, separated from Our Lord, falling into the abyss of criminal acts, enjoying sins such as committing adultery, and even conspiring to murder others.
But we can all be saved, by remembering that we are, each of us, created in the image of God.
If we can cleanse our hearts in exactly the same way as we carefully clean our clothes, we will become obedient to God and the Ten Commandments, and live righteous lives in Our Lord.