“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
It seems like a daunting task. Jesus’ admonition to be perfect just as God is – especially when it seems nothing is ever good enough.
Except that our understanding of perfect may not be the best way to understand this text. Maybe a better way is to think of it like how Gary Potter describes trying to get Happy Gilmore to putt a golf ball.
But you’ll just have to listen to the sermon to find out what that means.
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