The past two weeks, Larry mowed the grass five times, not because the grass is tall and in need of cutting, but in order to get rid of the thatch. Each time he mowed, he moved the blade down one notch to make it possible to remove more of the dead grass and thatch. This last time the grass looks like it has its summer haircut. Now, since almost all of the thatch has been removed, the grass will have the best chance to grow into a green, thick and healthy lawn. Because of Larry’s hard work and care, we will be able to enjoy a beautiful yard this spring and summer.
The garage has been cleaned and organized as have other projects inside the house. Some take little effort while others consume more time and energy to make sure they are up to par.
But yards and houses aren’t the only things that need to be cleaned and refreshed during this time of year. I, too, need to make sure that I am prepared for the new and freshness that spring brings about. It’s time to clear out, layer by layer, anything that does not need to be a part of my life in order to make room for the attributes that need to bloom and grow.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.