Touring the streets of Kurashiki, it was notably praiseworthy to find that not only were the “front of the house” tourist paths clean, so were out of the way “corridors.” It was so refreshing and admirable.
It’s the same feeling I get when I go to a restaurant’s powder room and it has been cleaned very well as though it were though the front of the house… or if a person’s toenails are clean. 😃
In the bible, Jesus also spoke of the importance of being consistent from the inside out, taking care not just of what is presented to others but just being clean through and through.
“Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.”
Matthew 23:26-28 NIV