The future is always unchartered territory. The fact that “the future” does not yet exist means that we cannot describe it with the same precision that we apply to an object we can hold. Despite this limitation, most of us tend to spend time pondering the future: What will life in fifty years be like if climate change continues at its current rate? What might schools, banks, and public transport be like in the year 2050?
“Holiness” has deep roots in the tradition of faith; it is the characteristic that the Bible and our liturgy apply most often to God. The tradition emphasises also that, through God, holiness is proper to us as well: “you shall be holy, for I am holy” (Lev 11:44).