Perfection..who needs it??

Congratulations! You’re not perfect! It’s ridiculous to want to be perfect anyway. But then, everybody’s ridiculous sometimes, except perfect people. You know what perfect is? Perfect is not eating or drinking or talking or moving a muscle or making even the teensiest mistake. Perfect is never doing anything wrong – which means never doing anything at all. Perfect is boring! So you’re not perfect! Wonderful! Have fun! Eat things that give you bad breath! Trip over your own shoelaces! Laugh! Let somebody else laugh at you! Perfect people never do any of those things. All they do is sit around and sip weak tea and think about how perfect they are. But they’re really not one-hundred-percent perfect anyway. You should see them when they get the hiccups! Phooey! Who needs ’em? You can drink pickle juice and imitate gorillas and do silly dances and sing stupid songs and wear funny hats and be as imperfect as you please and still be a good person. Good people are hard to find nowadays. And they’re a lot more fun than perfect people any day of the week!



2 thoughts on “Perfection..who needs it??

  1. Lovely Alice

    “To everything these is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant; And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.” Ecclesiates 3:1-8

    This passage reflects the mirrors of human existence and character. We are emotional creatures; created by God in His image. To deny my emotional self; to me – is to deny that I am created in His image. We cannot have just the good side of ourselves. There’s no such thing. How could we feel compassion and empathy for other people, if we did not own all of our emotions; good & bad. Sad, mad, confused, betrayed, lonely, wretched . . . these are all part of being human. Not necessarily bad. Our trials create strength of character. You can’t always be happy-go-lucky, positive, always-the-life-of-the-party, surrounded by always happy, successful people. What reward is there in that? How can we share and minister to other people if we have never experienced the pain that they are experiencing? That is the beauty of Jesus. He experienced all of it. Right to feeling betrayed by His own Father. “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” As he hung there on the cross for us; taking all of our human selves unto himself, he provided an example for us of perfect sacrifice; perfect Love; perfectly human; and perfectly God.

    Alice Cecelia Brown. You are lovely; just as you are.

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