By the gift of baptism we are made holy. Our holiness is the gift that we offer to God. We enhance our God given holiness by prayer, works of mercy, almsgiving and reception of the Eucharist.
Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
and Sosthenes our brother, to the church of God that is in Corinth,
to you who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be holy,
with all those everywhere who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Do you preserve yourself in holiness?