-“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”-
And we think we are good people. And cannot save ourselves from ourselves. What evil there is in the world did not just come from nowhere.
Those running for refuge, we treat as shit. Those of a different religion, we condemn. Who are poor, we blame. Who are suffering, we turn away.
Yet I hear the boasting take over the world: We are human, we can change the world! We are atheist, change starts from within! I am an individual, fully free and with all rights! We can change the world if we want to, we don’t need God! I’m different! I’m good!
And so we have never wanted to change the world. Or if we have, we have failed again, and again. At least we’re human right? At least we try – that’s what humans do.
I’m thinking about Holiness… And Piety. Fake cleanliness abounds in all the Churches Of The world.
What is real Holiness? I don’t know. Perhaps cleanliness of intention?
Perhaps being able to be with someone, wholly, without thoughts of anything else.
I don’t think it’s possible to be ceremonially clean. The Old Testament is wild. Try it. It is not possible to follow all the Law – and the punishment for failure is Banishment and Death.
I don’t know how I feel about that. I can imagine though, the horror of standing before Holiness. Where would I hide?
‘God’ is causing a lot of problems right now. ‘God’ is fanning a piousness among believers that is cruel and shrill and self-centered and God-less.
I want to erase God and see if I can find goodness in what people think and what they say and what they do.
And I can.
Just not Holiness.
Isaiah met Holiness or he met Holy Aliens.
Isaiah was sawed in two.