Bishop Robert Barron’s Sermons - Catholic Preaching and Homilies
Bishop Robert Barron’s Sermons - Catholic Preaching and Homilies
Bishop Robert Barron
Be Holy
13 minutes Posted Feb 19, 2020 at 5:38 am.
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As we continue our focus on the Old Testament texts, we turn this week to the nineteenth chapter of the book of Leviticus. As the name suggests, the book has a good deal to do with the Levites, who were the priests of ancient Israel. Accordingly, there is much talk of ritual, sacrifice, taboo, the clean and the unclean, etc. In a word, the book of Leviticus was laying out the practices by which Israel set itself apart from the other nations. But the holiness of Israel was only a function of the supreme holiness of the God of Israel. Israel was meant to be different, because God is different.