By Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr (Living Faith)
Today’s Devotional: LEVITICUS 19:1-2,11-18
FIRST WEEK OF LENT
Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy…Leviticus 19:2
Some of us live with a rather demure notion of holiness. To be reminded that we are all called to be holy may invoke the image of an overly pious person who is neither good for heaven nor earth. When I am in a serious conversation with a holy person, it doesn’t mean that we are constantly saying, “Praise the Lord,” or even talking about things that seem holy. What does happen in our sharing is that we talk about things that matter. We share ideas without judging others. We are concerned about justice. God’s commandments are simply part of our lives. We do all we can to promote and support life. We reverence other people, and we honor the one who created and sustains us. There are times when we pray together for the needs of this world.
Holiness can be a very ordinary way of living. It is making every effort to live a life that is joyful, just and wise.