15 Tevet 5772
...and start being HOLY! KADOSH! "To be set apart for a sacred purpose."
"Kedoshim tihiyu ki Ani Kadosh."
All that stuff I said before about hate? It's all true. But, it is a trait that will certainly be abused and misused if the person exhibiting it is not righteous and kadosh. Ah, you knew there was a catch somewhere, eh? It's no "catch" though. This should be the normal default setting for all our lives. Righteous and kadosh! Then we would hate appropriately as well as love appropriately.
How many unrighteous and unholy things pass because the person doing it claims to be "religious" or is acting in the name of (somebody's) religion. "Religious" is from the outside in and holiness is from the inside out. "Religious" stems from Olam Hazeh, the world of sheker. Righteousness and holiness is rooted in the upper worlds and permeates and surrounds pure Truth.
"And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation."
"For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth."
"For the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you."