Tuesday, March 1, 2011


What is perfection?

Is it a certain dress size, body shape, great sense of fashion, or trendy hairstyle? Maybe it's a combination of all of these?
Is it being able to do everything you're asked to, need to, and want to... and being able do it all well?
Maybe perfection is never getting mad at your kids, always being willing to drop everything for someone else, and letting others walk all over you?
Is it knowing the bible from front to back, being able to quote scriptures, and understanding it better than most other people?

In my opinion, perfection is love. It doesn't matter what you look like, how smart or educated you are, how well you know the gospel, or how well you do things. It all comes down to love. When Christ told us to be perfect even as He is, I think He was saying that we need to love as He does. Jesus didn't worry about getting a college degree, having a good paying job, driving a new car, wearing the latest fashions, or showing off his knowledge. All He did was love. He loved through teaching, serving, healing, and forgiving. He spent His life worrying about others and not himself. And He was perfect.

You don't have to be "perfect" here and now. God knows our limitations and our struggles. That's why He sent His Son to make it all possible for us. Through Jesus we can be perfect. And in the meantime, we can follow His example and strive to be perfect in love.


chelle said...

Way to make me feel guiltier, Patty. :P (just kidding)
Great post. :)

Mama D said...

I love the idea that perfection is love. I guess because I am so good at the guilt trip for not being "perfect"...