Lent: Day Thirty-Eight
Take a moment to ponder this: If you could perfect anything what would it be?
It’s fun to think up all the things you could be perfect in. But what makes it difficult to really answer the question is the simple truth that perfection itself is not reality. Let’s face it. Perfection is subjective. We will never be able to agree on a clear-cut the definition because we each have our own set of criteria for not only how to define it but also how to live it.
As Godin concluded, “There are no movie stars. Merely people who portray them now and then.”
There are no perfect parents, bosses, lovers, marriages, or friends. We are all good people who are merely trying to do our very best. As I like to say, we are perfect because of this imperfection called reality.
Prayer: Holy One, at times I do not feel worthy to be your beloved child. I see myself as too weak or too broken. But I am thankful that you do not see me this way. When you look at me you see the same human flesh from which you created your Son, and love me just as you loved him. Help me today to be more like Jesus and less like myself as I struggle to redefine myself through your heart and eyes. Amen.
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An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”