catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Spring Cleaning

vol. 10, num. 6 :: 2011.03.25 — 2011.04.07

Snow melts and the leaves that piled up in the corners reveal themselves.  Eagerness for summer boils over into a closet cleansing.  Is a clean house a prerequisite for or an impediment to hospitality?  To peace of mind?  On the ways in which cleaning leaves us weary or satisfied, annoyed or at ease.    

 

Feature

Disinfected mind

When does cleaning become more than a healthy habit?

Editorial

Sweeping, not swept up

On scrubbing consumerism's stain out of our cleaning rituals.

Articles

Clean green

A beginner's guide from the shopkeeper of Love Your Mother earth-friendly goods.

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Deep cleaning

Attempting to invoke patience one closet at a time.

With a spring in my step and a mop in my hand

Of sanity and hospitality in a home that's dirty enough to be happy.

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Gallery

In case you missed it the first time

The sacrament of laundry

Within the folds of clean clothes, a mother discovers something about her own mother.

Cleanliness is adjacent to godliness

On finding God in the dish water, vacuum cleaner and toilet.

Weaving the web

Getting Clean

What is the sound of one hand washing again and again and again?

 

Housekeeping

Caroline Langston on keeping the house mindfully.

 
 

daily asterisk

We need more of the prophetic imagination that can interrupt violence and oppression. If the people of God were to transform the world through fascination, these amazing teachings had to work at the center of these peculiar people. Then we can look into the eyes of a centurion and see not a beast but a child of God, and then walk with that child a couple of miles. Look into the eys of tax collectors as they sue you in court; see their poverty and give them your coat. Look in to the eyes of the ones who are hardest for you to like, and see the One you love. For God loves good and bad people. Even God doesn’t grasp for the knowledge of good and evil but sends rain to water the fields of both the just and the unjust. That’s why enemy love is the only thing that Jesus says makes a person like God – perfect.

Shane Claiborne
Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals

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