When something that’s supposed to be smooth, unobstructed and clean isn’t, bad things can happen.
My defensive weapon has a match-grade barrel to assure they don’t. Yet I routinely clean it and every other day or so I use an innocent- and strange-looking thing called a boresnake. It’s about four feet long and made of olive green, orange, and black woven nylon. It’s soft to the touch, too, unless you grab it wrong.
Embedded in all that soft, kind nylon that rubs and caresses are stiff copper bristles that scrape, brush and sweep. They’re there to keep that barrel clean. The result? a baby-bottom smooth, mirror-like barrel and zero jams.
While running it through that barrel, it occurred to me God’s given you and I a spiritual boresnake – The Bible – and it’s used for the same reasons.
Every week we’re in contact with Life-dust, corrosive people, toxic situations that tend to clog the channel by which God sends His thoughts to us. Wise shooting types know it’s best to keep the barrel clean than to shrug and assume it’s fine.
Your soul is more crucial to your survival. Your spiritual weapons need at least the same routine care as your physical ones do.
D. Dean Boone, August 2016