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No one washes whiter....

We all know the advertisements for washing powder. All of them claim to be better than the next. They offer pore deep cleaning, whiter whites – nothing is a problem ...

Nowadays there is a cleaning substance for every type of dirt. The marks are usually gotten rid off. However, something which we don’t have – and now we will make the comparison to our lives – a suitable cleaning substance for the dirt and muck in our lives. There are contemporaries who feel quite at home in their dirt. Dirty jokes, smut and meanness do not worry them at all. I think that a pig is not so worried: in fact, the dirtier the better. Maybe you do not identify with the contemporaries and do not feel very happy in your own skin. Maybe you have already tried to wash away your sins (the bible calls this dirt or impurity), to camouflage or to make them seem better ("It wasn’t that bad!"), but you didn’t quite manage it. You still have a guilty conscience and maybe you are even sorry about what you have done and want to make it good again.

Jesus offers us the opportunity to get rid of our dirt. This does not happen through doing good deeds or others acts. No, it is much easier than this. We might even say “unbureaucratic”: "Come to me all you troubled and burdened, I want to relieve you..." Give him everything and he will cleanse you.

No one washes whiter ...

Here are another 2 passages of the bible to think about:
1.John 1,7 and 9: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
(Community, light, purity and forgiveness)

Acts 22,16: And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptised and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'
(Get off your backside... nothing will become of spectators...)

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