Definitions: (1) dedicated to worship; (1) devoted to one’s sacred duty; (3) recognition of that which is highly valuable and important
     See also: Holy

Derivation: Latin, “holy”
     Note: Sacred and sacrifice have the same root.

• Joy is finding the holy in the small and the sacred in every day. — Mary Davis Holt, American leadership coach
• There are four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for? And what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love. — Lord George Gordon Byron (1788–1824) English romantic poet

Comment: Humans tend to get stuck in the historic understanding of what is sacred. We rightly reject the Golden Calf but hold on to the stories of reality from hundreds, even thousands of years ago. The scholars of those times had good moral, even farseeing ideals. But God is infinite and there will always be new revelations of Divine light unfolding in our minds and souls. Listen to the still small voice.