Now, it’s not the case that our relationship with God only needs to improve in late winter and early spring. But you know, it reminds me a little of doing some spring cleaning of the soul. Just because we do spring cleaning in our homes doesn’t mean the only time we clean the bathroom is in April, or the only time we vacuum is in March. But it might be the only time we look around and say to ourselves, ‘okay, what else needs to happen, beyond what I try to do every week, or every month?’ Spring cleaning of the soul is a little like that. And we take the forty days of the season of Lent as our time to do that.
But why forty days? Watch and see!