Trash pick up is once a week in our neighborhood, and recycling pick up every other week. It is always good to get that stuff out of the house. Like a lot of other things in our days, there is a parable in it for life. Trash is collected weekly, and hauled to the dump. Each week in worship we kneel before God’s Altar in our time of confession, and dump the trash of our lives at the foot of the cross. If weekly confession is not the tradition in your church, it happens every time you bow in repentance, asking God for forgiveness. John assures us that “if we confess our sins God is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness”.(I John 1:9)The junk of life is removed and your house cleansed. Recycling? – God is in the business of recycling lives. He loves each one of us with an everlasting love, and is not willing to throw away anything that can be useful to reflect His glory. He is, even now, remaking us to share in His gracious and glorious life. Think about it the next time you cart that load out to the curb.