God’s Laundry Day

May I recall the parable of soil and rags,
      soap and water and cleansing.

Open my eyes to see
     my own faults,
     my own weaknesses,
     the harms I have caused and the griefs I have inflicted,
not so that I would sit in a pang of impassable guilt,

but so that I might be stirred too fresh repentance.

I pray you would ever continue to cleanse me,
     by your Spirit,
     day to day and week to week,
     that I might be more and more like Jesus.

[Every Moment Holy, Vol. 1]

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