Daily homily thoughts, 3/6

Today our first reading tells us again to be holy. That word “holy” is difficult for us to grasp. We have a hard time defining it, wrapping our minds and hearts around it. It’s so abstract, elusive. But that’s why Jesus likes to give us concrete things. He tells us in our gospel what is expected: to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, and care for the sick and imprisoned. Jesus came into the world in all those conditions. And still does. In the end, they saying goes, we will be judged on love.