The Altar will become soaked in holiness--anyone who so much as touches the Altar will become holy. (Exodus 29:37, MSG)
King Midas is famous for turning anything he touched into gold. A cautionary tale, because when he hugged his beloved daughter, she also turned into a gold statue.
Instead of gold, imagine a touch that made things holy.
Whether we mean holy as in dedicated and set apart for God--
Or holy as in one perfect in goodness.
Well, we can cross the second one off the list. The only perfect, good, righteous person without a single mark against his name is the God-man, Jesus Christ. His touch on our lives makes us righteous, holy before God. All I can do is point people to Him.
But maybe, just maybe, I can soak up that holiness. Maybe the more I reflect Him, the more my touch changes the people and situations I encounter.
Lord, give me that kind of Midas touch.