Total Pageviews

Saturday, October 23, 2010

On Being Perfect

Perfection is more about charity to the poor and to each other than it is about some sort of moral “rightness” propelled by one’s drive to be perfect. Those who find solace in being correct and living a perfect life for God, but who do not observe the law of charity – patience, kindness, being non-judgmental, mercy and forgiveness may have explaining to do once on the Other Side.

Thomas Merton once said, “Perfection is not a moral embellishment which we acquire outside of Christ, in order to qualify for union with him. Perfection is the work of Christ himself living in us by faith.” (Thomas Merton, Life and Holiness, New York, Image Books, 1963, pg.54)

Jesus commands us to, "Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48) Meaning, through the parable of the prodigal son, he reveals that the Father is allways merciful to the wreckless son or daughter, poor, the lost, lustfully addicted and the broken. Now, he wishes us to go and do likewise in order to be perfect like God the Father himself.
Subscribe! to top right column.
Invite your family and friends to Subscribe!
Scroll down and vote in the polls.
List yourself as a blog follower, middle right column.

No comments: