I don’t know if you can see it or not but there is fine, silty dirt on the floor. This is my bedroom floor and when I come down the hallway the light from the window really make this show up.
It’s from the dog. My son’s dog Zeus who lives with us since my son moved to an apartment.
Yesterday I walked back here and thought “Uggg, that really shows up back here.” My next thought was “Boy, if it’s on the floor here it has to be in the carpet too even though it’s not noticeable.”
Then, an aha from heaven.
The dirt that falls off in the bedroom is seen. It’s very obvious. Just like some of the sins we have falling off of us. Some of our sins carry visible consequences that others see easily. They are right out in the open, in the daylight. Sometimes they are the same ones we cleaned up the week before.
Then there’s the dirt in the carpet. I know it’s there but to everyone else looking, they can’t see it. The thought of it probably never crossed their minds. And so, it goes with some of our other sins. They are hidden. They aren’t visible. We know about them, but most people don’t even wonder if they are there. In fact, we are grateful they are hidden.
So which sins are worse? The ones that show or the hidden ones?
As far as I can tell, dirt is dirt. Whether it’s on the bare floor for all to see or hidden in the carpet.
Be careful as you walk by other’s visible dirt that you don’t pat yourself on the back because your bare floors are clean. The dirt in the carpet could be dirtier than theirs.