Today, I find myself dwelling on what it means to be "holy".
specially recognized as or declared sacred by religious use or authority; consecrated: holy ground.
dedicated or devoted to the service of God, the church, or religion: a holy man.
saintly; godly; pious; devout: a holy life.
having a spiritually pure quality: a holy love.
entitled to worship or veneration as or as if sacred: a holy relic.
religious: holy rites.
inspiring fear, awe, or grave distress: The director, when angry, is a holy terror.
-specifically definitions one and four.
What blows my mind is the fact that I have been declared holy by the only One who really is ultimately Holy.
And, having already been declared as such, I am recognized as having that "pure quality".
But do I realize it and live up to my own title as much as I should?
Or even ever for that matter?
free from anything of a different, inferior, or contaminating kind; free from extraneous matter: pure gold; pure water.
unmodified by an admixture; simple or homogeneous.
of unmixed descent or ancestry: a pure breed of dog.
free from foreign or inappropriate elements: pure Attic Greek.
clear; free from blemishes: pure skin.
(of literary style) straightforward; unaffected.
abstract or theoretical (opposed to applied): pure science.
without any discordant quality; clear and true: pure tones in music.
absolute; utter; sheer: to sing for pure joy.
being that and nothing else; mere: a pure accident.
clean, spotless, or unsullied: pure hands.
untainted with evil; innocent: pure in heart.
physically chaste; virgin.
ceremonially or ritually clean.
free of or without guilt; guiltless.
independent of sense or experience: pure knowledge.
The Purity of Holiness takes it's root in the Beloved.
In becoming and being the Beloved.
It is what I am already consecreated to be and have been since the beginning of time.
It is the "taken" in the process of being Beloved: Taken, Blessed, Broken, Given.
It is the essential first step.
It is a necessary decision to claim my holiness and let it define and transform me completely.
In every single way that it possibly can.
Holiness leaves no room for halfway.
Holiness leaves no option for other loves or split affections.
Holiness cannot coexist with apathy in any way.
Holiness is passionate.
Holiness is radical.
Holiness is so incredibly out of the ordinary; and honestly, out of place in every system that this world has set up for itself.
Holiness is fucking nuts.
REALLY messed up.
Why on earth would I want to pursue it in anyway?
Why would I ever want to accept the call to be holy as He is Holy?