July 27, 2012

A Hospital for Sinners

This quote strikes me right now.
"The church is a hospital for sinners, not just a museum for saints."
                                                       -Vance Havner (1901-1986)

All too often, we feel like we have to be 100% perfect, and, while that's a worthy goal, it just isn't realistic.
We strive daily to be better than the day before, but there will be bumps and bruises along the way.

I'm okay with that.

I am working on not getting down on myself for having flaws and weaknesses, and also on accepting others as they are and loving them for who they are, not for the perfect vision of them that I imagine.

Perfection is the goal, not a state of current being that we're trying to maintain.

I hope this makes a little bit of sense. Maybe I'm just rambling.

In short, I'm striving to be better today than I was yesterday, and we've all got a long way to go, right?
And the journey is a lot more enjoyable with someone by your side.

1 comment:

  1. This is beautifully put and so true! I am trying to remind myself that perfection would be boring :)