So from the beginning we were meant to be sharers in the divine holiness. In the book of Leviticus we read:
" For it is I, Yahweh, who am your God. You have been sanctified and have become holy because I am holy....Yes, it is I, Yahweh, who have brought you out of Egypt to by your God; you, therefore, must be holy because I am holy." (Lv 11:44-45)
This was God's whole purpose in creating us:
"Be holy in all you do, since it is the Holy One who has called you. As Scripture says: 'Be holy for I am holy.'" (1 Peter 1:15-16)
This is a process of change, "metanoia", from doing the "should nots" to doing the "holy". What this does is it brings God into ourselves, and takes out sin.
Until next time, let us think about this "call" and look for the sanctifying action of the Holy Spirit within us as we strive on this path to holiness (perfection). --Sr. Carole Ann Clark, OSB