Cleansing

By Renaissance Girl 

Everyone seems ready for winter to be over. Even I, die-hard lover of snow, find my spirit lifting when the temperature goes above 40 degrees and the ground is free of slush.
 
So I stepped out of the house this morning, and caught my breath at the blanket of white that I wasn’t expecting. I found myself muttering, “seriously?” as I headed towards the church.
 
And the phrase went through my mind. Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean, wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.  Psalm 51 — a cry out from King David in the full realization of his sin — a gateway into Lent. And I found the image somewhat comforting this morning. The world does look beautiful and clean shrouded in snow – and if God can do that to the inside of me. . .
 
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About Renaissance Girl

I moved to the Community with my family in 1988 when I was 10 - which gives away my current age! I am now a solemnly professed member - I work at Paraclete Press, the publishing arm of the Community and I love my job! I also sing in the choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores, and am a member of Elements Theatre Company and Spirit of America Band. As a Docent for the Church of the Transfiguration, I get to discover new things about the church every time I share it with someone else. When I'm not doing one of those activities, I love to spend time with my dog or my "extended family". There's a lot of variety in my life which keeps me energized - and I'm learning how to be more in the moment so whether I'm at a rehearsal, or making dinner in the kitchen with 5 girls, they all get 100% of me!

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