According to the Encyclopedia of Catholicism holiness is “a spiritual quality derived from participation in the life of God who is the source of all holiness.” The Modern Catholic Dictionary further states: “In the Old Testament the Hebrew Kadosch (holy) meant being separated from the secular or profane, or dedication to God’s service, as Israel was said to be holy because it was the people of God.”
In today’s gospel Jesus says: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have not come to abolish but to fulfill.” And the fulfillment of all God’s laws and all the words of the prophets can be summed up with one word – LOVE.
Sometimes after I finish a good, hard workout, I can’t wait to dig into something to eat, something with more salt than usual, as my body is craving that which it lost in the workout. Wouldn’t it be nice if we would crave the Word of God, the Bread of Life, the Life of the Spirit in the same way.