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The tradition of “spring cleaning” springs up everywhere as daylight lengthens:  closets, pantries, desks, garages, to-do lists.  And right now, wherever we go, the advice of professional de-clutterer Marie Kondo is springing up, too: only keep items that “spark joy,”  she tells us. What can...

  Plans have carefully been crafted for Lenten observances and grand Easter plans. And then. And then there is a death in your congregation that touches everyone. Or a tragedy in your town that renders all the plans to be nothing more than an afterthought. Or a global anguish that...