Do we wash to clean up? To recover from experiences – spills, stumbles, the dirt of life made by living it? Or do we wash to prepare? To welcome and be ready for what lies ahead – guests, meals, togetherness, life? In Advent, may we ready our hearts and lives for Jesus, who wipes clean the sins of all and shows us how to live in unity, preparing for the day he comes again. Wash. Clean. Prepare.
– Lauren Kinard is Diocesan Administrator and Executive Assistant to the Bishop for The Episcopal Church in South Carolina
We're sharing a new word each day from December 2-25, 2018, with meditations and images from people around our diocese.