Lent started early this year, before spring appears in may areas, it’s an appropriate time for spring cleaning. Indeed, Lent comes from old German and English words for “spring”. So, while it might be too soon to open windows or hang clothes on the line, now is the ideal time for some spiritual spring cleaning.
Lent call us to examine our beliefs, confess and dispose of old grudges and selfish habits, dust off our Bibles for a new routine of study and prayer, air out our hearts and brighten up our attitudes. “Lent cleaning” lets the Holy Spirit freshen our faith — and it’s never too early for that.