A holiness hmmm…

In conversation last night someone I really respect said that another person was “living a very holy, radically holy life” that would be “hard to understand” for young people.

It struck me strangely, and I hope to get to continue the conversation.

Is it possible to be “too holy”? I’m not talking about anything pretentious or false, but too genuinely ‘in this world but not of it’, too radically like the rebel Jesus? And, when (or why) would that distinction be wrong?

Just a thing to make me say hmmm early on a Tuesday.

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  1. johny b
    February 3, 2007 at 10:44 am #

    it makes me think of shane claiborne… i find him to be really holy in the way he is living… but yet at the same time, we both say him speak and he was down to earth… i think it is possible…

  2. Patti
    February 3, 2007 at 11:40 am #

    So, you think it’s possible that someone like Shane would be beyond the understanding of teenagers?

    I think the person I was discussing this with was thinking very practically, after talking some more.

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