Where do you belong?

Belonging to God and being holy mean being set apart through the food that we eat, the information we consume on the internet or social media, what we watch on TV, the language we use, and our everyday lives.

Today’s Gospel reading reminds us that we do not belong to this world, that we came from the Father in heaven.

“[Jesus] said to [the Pharisees], ‘You belong to what is below, I belong to what is above. You belong to this world, but I do not belong to this world.’” — John 8:23

Because we do not belong to this world, we are also called to act as children of God — holy, pure, and sinless.

The Hebrew word for holy is qadosh, which means “set apart.”

Being holy and set apart means not conforming to the ways of the world, to what is popular, to what is convenient, not even to what is politically correct, but to what is morally correct and what is right in the eyes of God.

Belonging to God and being holy mean being set apart through the food that we eat, the information we consume on the internet or social media, what we watch on TV, the language we use, and our everyday lives.

You belong to God. 

You are called to be holy.

Are you setting yourself apart?


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