Holiness is something that is not just important, but mandatory. Holy people are an obedient, set apart for God, type of people. Holy people are the sheep who know the truth. They recognize Jesus, for He is the true Shepherd among the wolves. It is a shame that so many so-called sheep will rather follow the wolves. Sheep believe and know and discern what is false and what is the truth. Holy people are a salt and light people. My question is why being holy is lacking in virtue? I believe that it is what is wrong with the world. That is just me. It took me a while to see that I was not holy, but that is only because, I have not lived a holy life. Be different. There is just nothing wrong with being different, even in a "normal" world. It is normal that is crazy, not ones who are different and set apart. Being yourself can be and is a virtue, no matter how different one is. Taking a stand for what is right and what is true is the essence of holiness. Why? Because obedient has its awards. Patience and strength and integrity are most definitely virtues. Love the Lord with everything you have, mind, body, strength, and soul.