March 15, 2013
Creating space by letting go
Both our physical space and our spiritual space can so easily become cluttered. Presbyterian minister Elizabeth Nordquist writes: “My chosen Lenten practice this year is to give myself to clearing out one space in my house every day, both as a practical way of living more simply, and as a metaphor for the movement in the life of the Spirit that is attentive to cleansing, letting go, keeping myself open to the ways of the Word that is very near me.” She suggests some practical questions we might all like to ask ourselves to guide us in not only clearing out space but also clearing out time. This post is part of a series of essays devoted to this same theme, all of which can be read on her blog, A Musing Amma, part of the Patheos site.