Perfection

I don’t have it and neither do you. However, aiming for perfection has certain draw backs. Perfection is a road block to creativity. Perfectionists won’t try something if they feel it won’t turn out perfect.

As an example, volunteers were invited to make squares or join squares into afghans for our local cancer patients. One woman did one and stopped. “Enough,” she said. If I can’t do something perfect, I quit. That’s just the way I am.”

Now several years later, those who persisted with the job have created 1000’s of covers for suffering cancer patients.

Our aim can be progress, not perfection. Some might like to quote this verse.

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear. 

(1 John 4:18a, NIV) 

No, the perfect love here is God’s love. He is the perfect one…our aim is to progress toward that kind of perfect.

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