Lent Day 3- Laundry

I don’t want to do the laundry,

the basket is full,

I’ve walked past if several times,

I honestly can’t explain why I am balking at this simple task…

all I know is,

I don’t want to do the laundry,

it feels pointless,

though I know it isn’t,

I question my reluctance,

not able to understand it,

there are many right now who would love this simple routine,

to do the laundry

would be a luxury,

a dreamed of normality,

a distraction from conflict…


I know that my aversion makes no sense,

I can fill the washing basket,

carry it down stairs,

put it into the machine

and set it going,

but I don’t want to do the laundry!


I wrote a list in my journal:

  1. I have got up and eaten breakfast
  2. I done my qi-gong exercise routine
  3. I have showered
  4. I have fed the cats
  5. I cooked last night, there is enough for today
  6. I have done my Lenten reading….


I don’t want to do the laundry

So I have decided to make it a prayer

Washing for peace….


About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and 2 lovely grandsons). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off! I love walking, swimming and photography, I dabble with paint and poetry...
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  1. Pingback: resisting- a bit of procrastination…. | Eternal footsteps

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