I found myself brushing off dirt, picking it out of my clothing and attempting, as best I could, to keep it out of my hair and face. It occurred to me a little while later that I should have been significantly more uncomfortable that I had dirt on my soul than on my clothing. I hadn't been to confession in over a month, but there I was bothered more that I had dirt all over my jacket, shirt, and jeans than I was that I had sins on my heart. I wondered, "what will people think?" when I should be more concerned with "what will God think?"
After playing outside with them and going for a walk, I headed to St. Peter's for Reconciliation and 12:05 Mass. I didn't have time to take a shower before going, but at least I was spiritually clean before I did the rest of my errands.
For Reflection: When was the last time you went to Reconciliation? Do you tend to be more concerned about your outward appearance than the state of your soul?
My Prayer: Lord, help us to place greater emphasis on being spiritually clean, healthy, and whole than we do on our physical appearance. Amen.