Pointing out holiness
Yesterday in church, Joe preached about the passage in Mark 1 (21-28) in which Jesus is speaking in a synagogue, and he is confronted by an unclean spirit.
This led Joe into talking about holiness versus sinfulness. He said that most people have an understanding of their sinfulness -- even if they hide that understanding. It may be that they don't need it to be pointed out to them. However, what they made need, is their holiness to be pointed out to them. When we point out their holiness, they will need to deal with their sinfulness without any word from someone else.
Have you pointed out someone's holiness lately? Have I? What would it be like to make it our mission to affirm the holiness in the people we meet? How joyful would that be?
Immensely joyful, I imagine.