Thursday, October 18, 2007
The dangerous cult of perfectionism
Reading Hugh McKay's book, "Advance Australia...Where?" I came across these quotes: "From the perfect latte to the perfect storm, the idea has taken root in our culture that perfection could be within our grasp if only we had enough money, enough persistence, enough beauty, enough talent, enough charm, or enough luck." I suspect that what McKay refers to as the dangerous cult of perfectionism has the church within its grasp too. It makes me go back to Paul who said: "But this precious treasure - this light and power that now shine within us - is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak bodies. so everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own.