holy

The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

February 20, 2011
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Reading 2: 
Psalm 119: 33-40
Reading 3: 
I Corinthians 3: 10-11, 16-23
Reading 4: 
Matthew 5:38-48
By Bruce G. Epperly

Today’s lectionary readings invite the preacher to reflect imaginatively on two passages: “You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy” and “Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Parent is perfect.” These passages beg the questions: What does it mean to be “holy” and what is the nature of divine and human holiness? and What does it mean to be “perfect” and what is the nature of divine and human perfection?

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