If you want to live like Francis [of Assisi], you had better not be married. If you are married, you’d better not live like Francis.

Richard Foster, The Freedom of Simplicity


The Most Intimately Divine Word in the Bible


Holy is the most intimately divine word in the Bible. It is that in God which marks him off as God. To say that he is holy is to say that he is God. Holiness, in Scripture, is the fundamental attribute of God that conditions and qualifies all other attributes.

Tom Trevethan, The Beauty of God’s Holiness, p. 13