Salome returned from school, started doing her homework and her fingers got dirty from the ink. Her Dad asked her to clean her hands but she told him, “Dad, I’ll have a shower before going to bed.”
Her father said to her, “Taking a shower is general hygiene but when our hands get dirty we should wash them. Don’t you see Mom washing her hands every time they get dirty while she’s working in the kitchen?”
We need daily repentance with our prayer, as we pray,
“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
Daily repentance saves us when our souls are soiled by certain sins.
A daily shower is good hygiene.
Nevertheless, when my hands get dirty I hurry to clean them.
Let me wash my soul in Your Blood.
Let me have the blessing of Your daily forgiveness.
Let Your Holy Spirit remind me of my sins.
Carry me to Your Cross to enjoy Your forgiveness,
Because You are the Most Holy, Forgiver of our sins.
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