I did some housecleaning on Monday. It was long overdue. Housekeeping is not my strong suit. The other day, one of the youths at church took a peak in my office and said, “So that’s your office . . . it’s kinda messy.”
Some would say she was being kind. I like a clean, neat office–I even like a clean, neat house!–but I rarely get this. This is not my priority. If it were my priority, I would keep things clean.
I am more interested in getting something done than I am in keeping things tidy. At least that is what I tell myself.
Is this a virtue? Not really. On the other hand, is cleanliness next to godliness? I don’t believe it for a minute.
However, I do know it is helpful to be organized. My spaces are somewhat organized, but there is plenty of room for improvement in that area, too.
Do I want to change? Yes. Can I change? Of course.
Cleanliness, and organization, may not be next to godliness, but I do believe they reflect some important values–like self-respect and care, and respect and care for others. So I am making a commitment to do better. I know I can. Help me, God.
Just don’t let Martha Stewart come for a visit any time soon!