Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday Inspirations January 18, 2008

I hope you don’t mind, and I have a feeling you won’t, but this is going to be a rather short inspiration as I’m feeling a bit under the weather. I was thinking back to a few months ago, when I took upon myself the impressive and (seemingly) easy job of changing the P-trap under the bathroom sink.

I had what I like to call an “AH HA” moment when I first took the pipe off and had a gander at what really lay within. Of course anyone who’s looked inside a pipe that’s had several years worth of gunk and grime build up can know of the horror I experienced at that moment.

And in that excruciating moment a thought popped into my mind: we need to take care of what’s inside our Spiritual Pipes as well.

Ah ha! Right? When we don’t go to church every week, when we don’t pray, when we neglect our scripture reading, when we don’t hold weekly family activities and etc., we allow our spiritual pipes to be lined with the gross and grimy things of this world. Those things will cling to the sides of the pipe, will begin to build up over time, until we can barely feel the trickle of spiritual inspiration our Father tries to send our way. No matter how hard we might try to scrape the gunk away, something always remains.

That’s why we have the mega-ultra cleaning power of Draino Max. Or, in this allegory, repentance! When we repent of the things we’ve done wrong, our pipes can become as new. When we do our best to attend church, to pray with a sincere heart, to read our scriptures diligently we can maintain our pipes, to keep the gunk and the grime from building up. How wonderful, don't you think?

So the next time you see a revolting pipe, ask yourself how your own spiritual pipes are doing.


Anonymous said...

Loving the comparison! 'Ah ha' moments are the best!

allan and alysha said...

I know this has nothing to do with your post, but I love your ABOUT ME picture. You should post more pics of yourself :)