Every January there is a lot of exercise machines and equipment on sale because many people make New Year’s resolutions to get in shape. There are also more detox solutions advertised because people feel sluggish and fat from all the holiday overindulging.
Just as our bodies need detoxing and getting in shape, so too do our souls. I’m going to give 3 suggestions for a spiritual detox:
- Forgiveness – offences and hurts can accumulate over time if we are not making a conscious decision to forgive often. We have to practice forgiveness in the little things. Forgiveness is in your will, not your emotions. It is a choice, a decision. It’s like a train – the engine is your will, the cars following are the emotions. They are going to follow where your will decides.
- Executing the Word of God – saying the Word of God out loud will cleanse us of the debris we pick up as we live in this fallen world.
- Adoration – spending time before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and letting Him heal whatever is broken.
- Hebrews 12:15
- Ephesians 5:25-26