Any discussion of the sacred in our modern world can be extremely difficult. The sacred is a conversation related to the religious, and our world is becoming more secular by the day. However, as Christians, we must not shy away from talking about sacred things. Without the concept of the sacred, we eliminate an important distinction, that there are things in this world whose value cannot be eliminated or diminished.
Within a Christian framework, the word we use to describe sacred things is “holy.” The word holy has a specific meaning as it relates to God, but there is also a meaning that is applied to those objects and persons set aside and tasked with serving God and his people. This idea of “holy” is vital if we are going to understand the responsibilities and demands God has placed on us.
In the church, we must take great care never to treat as ordinary what God has identified as sacred. We must do all we can to live our lives with a sense of sacred ever present. This is what will help us stay true to who we are and who we are becoming every day.