I’m going to show my age.
Spring around my grandmother’s house meant spring cleaning.
All the windows were opened, rugs were taken outside to be cleaned and dried, shelves were cleared, and lots of accumulated stuff was either stored or thrown away.
In some ways the Lenten season is like a spring cleaning. I think in modern terms we call it decluttering and detoxing.
We rid ourselves of such things as uncertainty, disappointment, and dysfunction so that we can see ourselves in our best light.
We use God’s tools of quiet discernment and contemplative prayer to hear the quiet voice of God leading and guiding us back onto the path we were meant to travel.
Once, again we go forward with honesty, grace, and love.