Holiness is not the easiest nor most popular conversation topic. Yet holiness is what our God asks and invites, each and every day. Think of it as centering our daily living in God’s good grace, grounding my attitudes, decisions, and personal interactions in the Lord’s ever-present life and love. Easy to say; harder to accomplish….especially if I try to do it all alone.

If you think about it, holiness takes root within communitywith the faith, support, and example of family members, good friends, those I pray and worship with, even total strangers whose prayers and support power us forward throughout the day.

If you are not “into” holiness today, think about all those others in your life who need your strength and count on your prayers and active example of gospel living. Then say a prayer of thanks and hope.

—The Jesuit Prayer Team