However, I find dirty clothing interesting.
In that what once was new and spotless, then became stained or smelly, then was washed and become new like and then was dirtied again.
At times, the stain or grime can become so deep that even washing can not get it out.
Then a decision is made to either discard the clothing or wear it around the house but never in public.
If we were to wear it in public we would hide the stain from everyone else, yet we would know it is there.
We live life in a similar manner.
We start fairly spotless in God’s eye. (Religious folks should not confuse that statement with refuting the concept of original sin)
I believe God starts us off in life as new, then we progress and become soiled, stained and dirty.
Somewhere we have an experience with Christ, accept his cleansing in our life, yet we collect more stains.
Why? Because we have to wear our faith, if you will, day in and day out, and life and our faith get a little messy at times.
If you have ever been in a public laundromat and “people watched” you have noticed that everyone comes in with dirty clothes.
Otherwise, why be there.
As we judge how dirty our neighbor’s laundry is, note that yours or mine is also dirty.
We are stained, filthy and in need of washing over and over again, daily in fact.
So I will place myself on the extra wash cycle. One more time.
“For all of us have become like one who is unclean…” Isaiah 64:6