“Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”
I always believed that to be from the Bible. But it’s not. It’s attributed to John Wesley, the founder of the United Methodist Church, the Protestant denomination in which I was raised. Which explains a lot.
But the concept goes back much further, to other sacred Jewish texts. And to ancient yoga philosophy, to which I have turned for guidance in juggling the messiness of modern motherhood.
Coming Clean, in this month’s Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting.
Look for me on the first Monday of each month on the Hilltown Families blog.