We must not deceive ourselves into thinking that cleanliness and order confine us. Never so. Cleaning and working are part of a creative process -– and they help in that continual progression of creating, or renewing, harmony and beauty within us. We feel it; we recognize it and are drawn to it whenever we make place for it in our lives.
Gustave Flaubert encouraged, "Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work." That is as thought-provoking a statement as Joseph’s insights concerning angels.
As Brigham Young said, "We are trying to be the image of those who live in heaven; we are trying to pattern after them, to look like them, to walk and talk like them."
I say, embrace cleanliness and order that the light of your eternal spirit might be released — and reflected in all you do; that what you are, and how you live may be in harmony with the standard of beauty and order now and forever existing in the home of our heavenly parents, whose presence and likeness we seek.
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