Home ownership comes with the responsibility of home maintenance. Initially there is the purchase of fixtures, small home repairs and general upkeep. After time, replacement of appliances, cabinets or flooring might occur. Being a homeowner requires constant attention to the maintenance of your home to prevent disrepair or ruin.
Our body requires more care than our home. Sometimes minor adjustments in our diet and exercise are enough to keep our body in shape and in good health. We go to the dentist, eye doctor, and medical doctor to make sure we are on the right track to live a healthy lifestyle.
What about our soul? How are we keeping this vital part of us alive and well? What inspires and energizes us in the most intimate part of our being? How do we do maintenance on our soul?
I believe it is God, who makes His home in our hearts when we open them in invitation to Him. What ways can we invite God into our lives so that He is able to work through and in us? We can begin with good habits. Do we pray every day, taking valuable time to communicate with God? Do we watch what we say and do and how we treat other people? Do we attend Mass and take advantage of other opportunities for spiritual enrichment? Do we actively seek out ways to protect and care for our faith, keeping our heart and mind open to how God is leading us?
We have the ability and talent to be the best we can be, but only if we pay attention and affirm the faith offered to us freely through Jesus Christ. Whether it is a small fix or major repair job, we just need to do it!