We all enjoy the perfect cup of coffee or the perfect dessert, or the perfect glass of wine (or whatever your taste may be). And we admire the perfect play in our favorite sport, or the perfect line in a speech or a fictional dialogue. But what does “perfect” mean in these examples, and how harmful can perfection be when we use it as a standard to judge ourselves and others?
During Sunday’s sermon, we will consider the ideal of “perfection,” and think together about what it has to do with our faith in Jesus–or, rather, how our faith in Jesus changes the ideal itself.
Also on Sunday–don’t forget the pastor installation service at Eastminster at 4:00 p.m. My wife, the Rev. Michelle James, will be preaching. You won’t want to miss that!