‘Holiness’ cannot be defined and can never be adequately described, as holiness means that God is present. In exploring the meaning of ‘holiness’ we are not only searching for God, but also the meaning and value of our lives. In coming to know God, we find ourselves, because it is in God that we live and move and have our being. Gerard Hughes book ‘God in all things’, gives indications to our own personal journey and spirituality to seek God and to find holiness.
- Hunger for Knowledge and Truth is a sign of our holiness, as God beckons us into a deeper communion with him.
- The gift of awe and wonder, enabling us to sense the sacredness of a particular place, or glimpse the of depth in another person is also a sign of holiness.
- Laughter as a sign of holiness is the ability to laugh at ourselves, and see the comedy of a situation. A spirit of joy and merriment has been one of the special hallmarks of those who are declared saints!!
- Human Love and desire as a sign of holiness. Love can take us out of ourselves, but there is always a part of us where no person, no created thing can satisfy our inner hunger. Loving another person releases us from our self-centredness and draws us into the service of others.
My blog has a sub title … my long struggle to attain holiness…It is a subject which draws me nearer to understanding God.
Holiness is cultivated, nurtured and emerges , as the more we recognise God’s presence in our lives….. the more our Holiness develops.
Holy God ,
May each day bring a new experience
where we can recognise your Love.
May each day bring a new joy
where we can recognise your grace.
May each day bring a new opportunity
where we can claim you as our God.