what is “holy”?

Some neat quotes today from Peterson’s introduction to Leviticus (they fit right in to yesterday’s post-title):

“Holy” is the word that sets God apart and above our attempts to enlist him in our wish-fulfillment fantasies… Holy means that God is alive on God’s terms, alive in a way that exceeds our experience and imagination. Holy refers to life burning with an intense purity that transforms everything it touches into itself.. Because the core of all living is God, and God is a holy God, we require much teaching and long training for living in response to God as he is and not as we want him to be.”

 

He explains how Leviticus shows us that “God cares that much about the details of our lives”, then finishes with a quote from St. Paul:

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life–your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life–and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him…” (from Romans 12:1-2)

Today’s work: copies of the new Club House flyer, and the Club bulletin board dressed up to attract the Daycamp kids for the Fall.

Walk to Rivendell:  We begin the 11th day from Weathertop–Strider scouts ahead, and we start late.

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