Anyone recognize this quote? I wrote it down several days ago, but failed to note where it came from.
“Because God is holy, God’s people are to be holy by being like God in the world. We can, therefore, do away with all the cartoon pictures of the sanctimonious holy person wearing a halo and a prudish glare. To be holy is not to be narrow-minded and primly pious; it is, rather, to imitate God. To be holy is to roll up one’s sleeves and to join in with whatever God is doing in the world.”
Update: Walter C Kaiser Jr on Leviticus 19 in The New Interpreter’s Bible (Vol. 1): General and Old Testament Articles; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus.
Thanks to Charles Cameron for finding this.