of Creighton University's Online Ministries
July 28th, 2011
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Though I freely admit I am inclined to clutter, I am working lately at trying to keep my desk and my kitchen table clutter-free. It’s easy to let things pile up. I think I don’t have time, yet when I make that effort and whisk away the clutter, I feel much better. It’s so delightful to come home to a house that’s clean. Sometimes we have to throw things away or give things away, as the fishermen who pull in the nets and choose the good and the bad.
Sometimes I let the clutter pile up in my spiritual house. I go through most of the motions, but rather than taking the time to really reflect and center myself, I say a few quick prayers. Rather than finding God in all things, I let the clutter of my life keep me from really seeing God in others. I have to remember how good it feels to stop the clutter and noise of everyday life and make myself quiet and with God. If I take the time to do that, I feel refreshed and ready for whatever comes next.
I want to shake the dust out of my spiritual house and throw away the clutter. That will be a good foundation.
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