Holiness and love


“…You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy” (NRSV, Leviticus 19:2)

Trinity Sunday turns our minds to the ultimate mystery of the Universe, to the nature and being of the Eternal God.  This is the most fundamental fact in religion and one which more than any other determines the kind of person each of us is and the kind of life he or she leads.  For we shall never strive to reach beyond the highest we know.

If our ideas of what God is like are crude and unworthy, then our ideas of what we ourselves ought to be like will be no different.  No one attempts to be better than he or she believes God to be.  But when we have caught a vision of God’s real nature, however incomplete that vision may be, then we shall reach out for his perfection which, even though it seems beyond our grasp, alone will satisfy us.

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