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Perfection, Pt. 2

He wants us to be like Him. He wants us to be like Him, because we are from Him, created in His image. We have been created in His image, but what is His image?

His image is pure goodness.
His image is pure love.
His image is perfection.
Perfection.
His image is perfection.
Perfection.

He is perfection, and in His image and likeness we were created and so we, too, are to be perfection.

Perfection.
We, too, are to be perfection.
Perfection.

For, for after all, what is the alternative? Imperfection.

Imperfection.
Imperfection.

Imperfection is a contorting away from perfection. The greater the contortion, the greater the imperfection. The greater the imperfection, the more hideous we become. Should we be hideous in His sight? No, “We should be holy and unspotted in His sight.

Jesus was human, and Jesus was perfect, and so are we human, and thus so can we be perfect.

Perfect.

We do not allow ourselves to think this way. We do not allow ourselves to think that it is possible. This is simply evidence of the imperfection in our lives, of our clinging to the temporal, of our not understanding Him, of our not understanding ourselves, and who we are, and who we can be, and who we will be, and the purpose for which we were created, and above all, this is evidence of our failing to remember our mission in life: to know Him, to serve Him, and to love Him with all our might.

That is it.
That is it.
This first.
This first.

This first, with all our might, and from this will come perfection.

Perfection.
With all our might.
With all our might.

With all our might—and thus with His grace—perfection, is, indeed, possible.

Possible.
Perfection, is, indeed, possible.
Possible.
Possible.

And because it is possible, it is also possible that it will not be.

Because it is possible, it is also possible that it will not be.

The choice is ours.
Ours.

It can be our choice that we can be, in this life, who He wants us to be.

The closer we are to Him, and to His love, the closer we are to the end for which we were created. The closer we are to Him, and to His love, the closer we are to perfection.

—from 8 Days and Virtue: A Spiritual Memoir and Prose Poem by Andrew McNabb, Virtue: II Perfection, II

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