Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Jesus faulted the scribes and Pharisees for being truly unholy, for being hypocrites. The homonyms of the word ‘holy’ reveal much about the nature of a human heart fully aligned with its Creator. Related to ‘holy’ are ‘wholly’ and ‘holey’. By inference, if I am holy, it does not mean that I am a religious, pious, and disconnected ‘white-washed tomb’, but rather a ‘whole’ being, not fragmented but integrated, not dis-associative but congruent, not unstable but unshakable, one who is holistic and connected, both inside and outwardly. Additionally, if I am holy it means that I am ‘holey’, that is, I have enough ‘holes’ of weakness, humility, and not knowing in my being that the wind of the Holy Spirit can blow through me, sweeping away dust and ashes, and infusing my soul with God’s fragrance of life and love. Am I full of corruption or can I imagine being holy in heart, mind, soul and strength? Holy Spirit, help me be holy through and through.
You have searched me and know me, Lord. (Psalm 139:1)
There are only two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."
C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce
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Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.