Posts Tagged ‘Perfection’

Hey you, stop being so critical

Thursday, August 19th, 2021
stop being so critical

Words are funny things. We all use them, with varying degrees of success, to communicate with each other. Sometimes when we use them in a careless or slipshod manner, their meaning becomes confused and misunderstandings easily occur. One such word is ‘critical’. Unfortunately, the tone of the word is often one-directional. It implies that something Read more

What is perfection?

Monday, November 5th, 2018
love and fear

There was a big magnolia tree in the retreat grounds, white cup-shaped flowers that poured out fragrance on us as we made our way to the chapel.  We would stop on the path under that tree, to breathe it in. We didn’t think of the pause as prayer, but that’s what it was. On the Read more

Catholicism’s central teaching: how to be imperfect

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The quest for perfection can never been attained in any endeavor worthy of humans. The demand for being perfect, based on Matthew 5:14, “Be ye therefore perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect,” became the deranged and deranging discipline that was brought to an end by Vatican II’s healthier attitude toward spiritual growth. One of Read more