How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing… It is irresistible. If even ten percent of the population had it, would not the world be converted and happy before a year’s end?
C. S. Lewis
Several years ago my spiritual father introduced something fresh, fun and honest among a group of guys he was mentoring. He would shake your hand, than look you straight in the eye and ask you this question “are you living a holy life?” Thinking about it now, I think I will call it, “The Accountability Hand-shake.”
Within time everyone in the group was doing the same thing not only to members of the group, but to friends and love-ones. Eventually, everyone in our church community adopted the hand and look in the eye as a way to keep their friends accountable.
Sometimes, our “how are you?” just don’t cut it. You usually get that – “I’m good and you?” response right back. In fact, most of our encounters as believers begin and stay on a superficial level, without any real life change moments. And some believers are even afraid to drop the H-bomb (holiness) in conversations because they are not living victoriously themselves. But, there could be no better time to open yourself up for counseling, encouragement and prayer.
So, today, I want you to take this post as my handshake and my look into your eyes. I’m not going to let go until you give me and honest answer – “are you living a holy life?” And for heaven’s sake can somebody please ask the same question?
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