To clean the filter in the washing machine, I use an old toothbrush to get the grime out of the small crevices. The filter for the vacuum cleaner needs to be held under running water and then gently squeezed and left to dry naturally. Filters from the rangehood can go straight into the dishwasher, and on and on it goes. There are so many filters we are able to clean ourselves with the result that our appliances work better and more efficiently.
Our soul is also something that needs to be regularly cleansed. This filter is something we cannot clean on our own, it needs the special and unique touch of God. Only he can truly heal, and it is only through confession and forgiveness that the process takes place. A cleansed soul brings a peaceful heart.
Heavenly Father, thank you for your forgiveness and mercy. Your love for us enables us to live a life free from the burden of sin. Amen