We are made in the image and likeness of God and through the grace of God we have a share in his very life. For those reasons the Word resounds with us.
"The Lord said to Moses, 'Speak to the Israelite community and tell them: Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy.'"
"Brothers and sisters: Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Holy Spirit dwells in you?"
"So be perfect, just as your Heavenly Father is perfect."
May the desire for holiness be strong in us.
May we learn how to love others, whether or not we receive love from them, so that we can have a share in the perfect love of the Heavenly Father.
May God bless us.