USCCB - (NAB) - May 27, 2008:
"Like obedient children,
do not act in compliance with the desires of your former ignorance
but, as he who called you is holy,
be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct,
for it is written, Be holy because I am holy."
What does it mean to 'be holy'? I think this is one thing that confuses the non Christian (and quite a few Christians) greatly. It does not mean to act in any one particular way, or even do particular pious acts. What it does mean is to be totally attuned to the Will of God in your life...to not even desire anything that is not of Him. To be obedient to all that He is asking of you in any particular moment(to take it one step further...sin is disobedience(remember Adam and Eve's first sin?)...any action in our part that gets in the way of holiness). What...you haven't heard from God lately? Then I would suggest that you turn to His church and train your heart to listen in a whole new way. Your life will never be the same again...I promise you that.