Several that I've talked to recently don't have a problem with being holy as much as they do with striving for holiness. Why? Well because striving usually requires effort and many people are so tired. What makes everyone tired? If I can sum it up in one word it would be . . .
Pollution is offensive! Whether it be trash left on a scenic waterway or the air in Zabol, Iran which is the world’s most polluted city. Personally, I am offended when I see bags of trash or discarded furniture and appliances dumped along an otherwise beautiful country backroad.
We find occasions in God’s Word where he is offended . . .