February 16 Home Communicator – Uncluttering and Lent
We have a closet in our home that is wonderful! It is in an area of our home that is not often frequented. It is a good size and quite deep. It is that perfect place to put things. . .things that we are not sure where to put them; things that we think we should keep but are not sure how often we will use them; things that we use only once or twice a year. It is also that place where we throw things when we need to quickly pick up because company is coming. Do any of you have a closet like this? I suspect a few of you do.
Looking at this closet the other day, it struck me how cluttered it has become. And also how easy and quickly it became this way. It definitely was time to clean it out and get rid of those things that are not truly needed and were getting in the way of even being able to move around in the closet to get at things.
Life can get this way as well. It can become cluttered and busy with so many things. All of them can be good things, but together they can make our lives a bit overwhelming. Sometimes we need to acknowledge this and challenge ourselves to unclutter.
Lent began February 10 and continues through March 24. It is the season of preparing our hearts for Easter and the good news of our salvation, repenting of our sins, living more simply, and growing closer to our Savior Jesus Christ. It is a time to recognize that the renewal of our spiritual lives depends on The Cross. Lent is a great time to ‘unclutter’. Here are a couple of questions that I have been asking myself to try to do this and would like to share with you: Is there anything you think needs to be decreased in your life especially during the season of Lent? Is there an area/are there areas in your life that God is asking you to set aside for a closer walk with Him? Lent is a wonderful time to set aside time each day to reflect, repent, unclutter and focus on the wonders of The Cross.
Mary Broene, Middle School Principal