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Holiness Isn't Optional: 22nd Sunday OT

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2018/08/a-time-for-saints

https://twitter.com/brandonmcg/status/1034657045193142272

(thread) https://twitter.com/HaleyCarrots/status/1033692876700635137

https://www.carrotsformichaelmas.com/2018/08/28/the-church-my-mother/

The loud and clear and incredibly beautiful reaction I keep seeing from faithful Catholics who are so hurt and appalled by clerical scandals boils down to one thing: “We’ve got to be holy. I’ve got to be holy.” Who would have thought that rage and disgust could be such a great motivator to holiness? But I feel it too and, I hope, so do you. We’re needed, now more than ever. And it does have a certain logic to it. We feel down to our core that the Church is supposed to be holy. We’re not seeing the holiness we know should be there. So what’s the response?

Maybe there’s sometimes a temptation to leave the holiness to others, to feel like we can be sort of average — we wouldn’t use the words lukewarm or mediocre, but that’s what …