Perfection and Sparkle
With school ending last Thursday and this past weekends soccer tournament signaling the end of the soccer season, I can finally turn my attention to my poor neglected house. During April and May it's "crazy time" around the Webster household. With kids playing soccer, volleyball and softball plus the end of school year homework/test pile-on, we seem to be home just enough to make messes but not enough to clean up said messes.
My shoulders sag a little thinking about all that must be done. Cobwebs in the corners knocked down, fingerprints on the walls and doors washed, furniture dusted, floors mopped, etc., etc., etc.. All together it seems an overwhelming task, but if I (with the help of my kids!) approach it one room at a time It should be manageable. But I'm a realist, I know as we clean we will also live. My dream of a house sparkling from top to bottom may never be realized but I still will strive for that perfection and sparkle.
I can't help but liken my prayer life these past few months to my poor abandoned house. It's a little dusty, cluttered and neglected. And like my house the thought of getting it back in order feels a little daunting. I think I'll approach it the same way as cleaning my home, one small prayer at a time. In this too I'm a realist and know as I pray I will also sin. My dream of becoming a sparkling saint may never be realized but I still will strive for that perfection and sparkle.
Peace and Joy,