The sides of the 'stainless' bin were streaked with drips of dried gravy and who knows what else. It was a multi-colored MESS! There were enough assorted crumbs in the bottom of the cabinet to feed a family of mice for a week!
"Your life can be a bit like that..." I sensed the Holy Spirit speaking...
"Be holy as I am holy." An impossible mandate, but for the working of the Holy Spirit in our hearts and a willingness to cooperate!
The church is weak and sick because we are wallowing in the mud. Lord, help us remember the lesson of the rubbish bin.