Some have asked what I like to do in my free time. I enjoy puttering around the house. Like your previous two pastors, I own my own residence. There is always something to do: something to clean or something to repair or improve. Last week I washed the windows, inside and out. As I was washing the upstairs windows I noticed that the gutters needed cleaning. After that the side walk and driveways needed washing off.
The windows were rather dirty. On those wonderful sunny days, as rays of light shown through the glass, the dirt was much more obvious. So to in our faith lives. As we draw closer to God we become more aware of sin in our lives. Some of the greatest saints thought they were the biggest sinners. You could say awareness of sin is a good sign. If we were not close to God we would not be attentive to sin (unless you are just plain scrupulous and that’s another issue).
Luckily, getting rid of sin is much easier than washing windows. God does the work. We just come before God in our need.