Christ today challenges us with perfection. To be perfect means to be Holy, as the first reading tells us, to be holy because God is Holy. The old law presents us with a whole list of things that make someone or something impure. There was only one thing that could make someone or something pure again, and that was contact with God. God makes us pure and holy because He touches us. He first touched us in Baptism and continues through the rest of the sacraments. We are Holy, because He has made us. At times, it seems that we lack holiness, and we try so hard to be holy. Yes, we lack it, but it isn’t something achieved, but rather we can block ourselves to God’s touch. We haven’t let God touch the parts of our lives that separate us from God. We hang out in the darkness, while God is eagerly waiting to shine His light on us. Let God enter into the dark parts of your life that even you are afraid of so that He can heal them and make you holy even there.