Being Holy May Require Only One Thing

2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Genesis 2:2

The day on which God said, “Let there be light”
was not holy.

The day on which God separated water from water,
was not holy.

The day on which God spoke lands, seas, and vegetation into being,
was not holy.

The day on which God made time, suns, moons and stars,
was not holy.

The day on which God made swimming and flying creatures and charged them to multiply,
was not holy.

The day on which God made the earth beings and our first parents and charged them to be fruitful,
was not holy.

On the 6th day God saw all that He had made,
and it was good,
but it was not holy.

On the 7th day
God had finished the work
He rested from all his work.

Then God blessed the 7th day and made it holy,
Because,
On it he rested from all the work of creating that He had done.

And I find this a bit mysterious…

That in the Judeo Christian creation story,
the creator only proclaimed one holy day.

The only holy day was that one on which
there was no creating
only rest.

Living in this material world requires thought, word and deed.
Maturation of the soul requires exploration and creativity.

But full realization of the imago dei inherent,
Being holy,
May require only one thing

Resting.

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