Clean Floors, Confessed Hearts
“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5 and [similarly] Joshua 5:15
Funny thing, this housework that I do. Correction: funny thing this weekly housework that I do. I approach it so differently than I do so many other things. Each week I go through the necessary tasks that make my home distinguishable from, say, a barn. I vacuum the carpets, dust the furniture, scrub sinks, tubs, and toilets, and mop the floors (okay…in reality that’s an every other week thing, but it is still done more frequent than any barn can boast). And, with each movement of the vacuum, mop, or sponge, I am well aware of the fact that I will be revisiting these areas, with these same tools, in a matter of days. I could just say it’s not worth it, since it has to be redone again and again, but I know full well that it is worth the effort. When I come home, I want to be able to see the countertops and not just assume they are there because, obviously, something is holding up all those dishes! And, I want to sit down on the couch without having to remove a slip cover made of last week’s (or yesterday’s) laundry. Don’t even get me started on bathtubs with rings or showers with homemade (or homegrown?) non-skid floors! Oh, if only the things that keep us clean would likewise keep themselves clean! I guess what the shower does for me I in turn must do for the shower; fair enough, and so I do…again, and again.
So I have been wondering Continue reading “Clean Floors; Confessed Hearts”