It's all right there. You see, we have all of these truths before us, some great and beautiful and some hellish, some maybe we're even tired of hearing, but I'm beginning to understand how they're all intertwined, and that's by holiness within this mystical body of Christ. We know we were not meant for this world (we get that), and that sin ruptures what so delicately unites us to Christ (we feel that), but by striving for purity, that's exactly how we are going to find Him in this world. And yes, sometimes He finds us alone, sitting on our windowsill on the eighth floor of our first studio watching the sunset, and He reveals Himself in the hazy golden and violet light. Sometimes it's not always through the other, but if our Holy Ghost is total Communion (think Trinity), and if we are made in His image and likeness, aren't we too created for relationships?
Didn't He send His very son to communicate that to us? Holy took on flesh, right? God is holy by Essence.
So that's my prayer, but not only for you sweet readers, for my family, for our Church, but for him too. Let's hit our knees again and again, and let's take this on, together. Again, it's been blowing my mind for years now how Holy not only wants an intimate relationship with us, but that He dwells in us; that we are called to be holy, and as we grapple with this beautiful truth, let's take our spouse into this contemplation as we end in prayer:
I ask that you make him sacred. Let him embody your love and have hands dirty from giving, a restored soul and a vibrant heart. Let him have everything short of your scars. Let him approach life reverently, with discernment at the center of his actions, praise on his lips, and a mind always on you. Keep him gracious, keep him solemn and devout and pious. Let him never run but stand his ground. Let him take the hit and protect those around him. Let him practice sacrifice and self denial and humility every single day. Let him defend Your name by offering his own, and one day, may he give me his. Holy Spirit, make him sacred. Make him holy. Make him sanctified. Amen.