By John Pierce
Every year at about this time I get reacquainted with my pressure washer. Together we blast away the dirt, mildew and other unwanted stuff that has built up from months of changing weather conditions.
I call this annual ritual “grime time” — and it has some amazing parallels to the spiritual endeavor of this season called Lent.
This is not a once-and-for-all effort. Similar work was required before — and it will be needed again.
A good cleansing takes time. Attempts at quick solutions are ineffective. It requires digging in for a while.
Once you get started you realize how much needs to be done. Cleaning up one spot creates a greater contrast to what remains untouched.
The best approach is to focus on one tough stained area at a time. Otherwise, you can get discouraged.
And the goal? To get it all cleaned up just in time for Easter.
Executive editor / publisher at Good Faith Media.