|"The only tragedy in life is not to become a saint."|
Today's first reading particularly calls all of us to holiness, not mediocrity.
If Catholics read each line of this selection from Leviticus, they would see how far from holiness the common parish is.
Aaron and Moses led the people to holiness, and those who rebelled were destroyed by fire and earthquake, pointing to the future judgment of all.
There are still Catholics who honestly do not believe we are called to be holy-the purpose of my long, over 800 postings, perfection series.
This passage is a good start for an examination of conscience. And, remember, our standard of holiness are higher than those of the Old Testament.