7.09.2008

Being Clean

It rained here yesterday -- kind of a quick, breezy rain shower. We needed it, and it made me think. I thought about how clean the earth is after a good rain, and how fresh it feels and smells. That sent me to some ponderings about real cleanliness, inner cleanliness -- and reminded me of this quote:

"There is a strange glow on the face of a guileless person. Inner cleanliness has its own soap and water -- the soap of strong faith and the water of constant practice." ~Sri Sathya Sai Baba

I love it that we have the opportunity every single Sunday to take the sacrament and reflect on our lives, to really clean the inner vessel and make a renewed effort to do better and to be better. What a gift.

And I love the way the above quote puts it -- 'the soap of strong faith and the water of constant practice.'

We need the strong faith. And thank goodness we get the chance for constant practice and the hope of being guileless ourselves someday.

7 comments:

Kristi said...

I LOVE that picture you posted, and that quote is amazing as well. It's a great reminder to me of how blessed we are to take the Sacrament each week.

Thanks Jan!

Natalie Scott said...

Absolutely! You have so many wonderful quotes...no wonder you're a rock star of a woman!

Ashley said...

really, really like that quote!! thanks for this post!

Wendy said...

That is a gorgeous picture! I love the way you put it---you always know the right words to write! Thank you. I always enjoy reading your blog and your positive insightfulness (is that a word?)!

hoLLy said...

i love it when it rains. i love the sound it makes and especially how it cleanses the earth like you were saying. we are so blessed to be able to take the sacrament and get our "rain" each week:)

MiaKatia said...

What a beautiful thought Jan. I love all of these quotes you know or remember or find and share with us. And I love a good summer rain!

Melissa said...

We could really use a little rain around here!