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The Price of a Clean Life 1 Timothy 6:6-19

The Price of a Clean Life

A clean life is a godly life.


Prices for cleaning supplies are going up, making it a challenge to keep your home clean at a reasonable cost. Then again, keeping one’s spiritual life clean has always been costly!


For material based on today’s gospel text, see “No Big Regrets,” September 29, 2013.


“Mr. Clean,” the bald, muscular, earring-bedazzled and immaculately dressed icon of all things shiny and scrubbed turns 61 this year. Since 1958, America has become accustomed to seeing him show up in commercials helping someone make things spic-and-span with his patented formula. And in these 60-some years, he hasn’t aged much. He wears a white shirt, has white eyebrows, his arms are folded. He looks like a very clean bouncer at a nightclub — not a male version of a charwoman.

On the face of it, this is odd — a bald guy telling a woman how to clean house. Reimagining this with today’s sensibilities in mind, it might ...

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