When we get in situations where there are various discussions or actions concerning politics, religion, woke culture, concerns of the modern church, economy, climate change, progressive Christianity, and all the other button-pushing subjects that are floating around (there seem to be plenty) it can often leave one feeling slimed, stirred, unclean, frustrated and unfulfilled.
I have determined that what I often need after certain conversations, sermons, coffee gatherings or listening to radio comments, or whatever… is to Rinse Off. This is the term I now use to get better released from perhaps making judgments, criticisms, bad comparisons, unkind comments and qualifiers, angry ill thought out positions and ungodly suppositions.
I need to rinse off after that stuff. To Rinse Off is to admit that things have influenced me and changed me in some way not for the good. The Rinse Off is the admission, fessing up and coming clean about mistakes made. Some things might require a second rinse. Once this is done I can go on to repentance. Repentance before Rinsing can leave a dirty ring around the tub.
“I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.” Jesus