“You must therefore be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Mt 5:48)
Impossible. Being even “just as Jesus” is impossible. So… Why did Jesus say: you must?
If we think about perfection in terms of our action, hard work, many efforts – then it is impossible. When perfection is to be with Him, allow Him to live in me like in a God’s temple – “for the temple of God, which you are, is holy” (Cor 3:17) – it is realistic, it is possible. As a temple is not holy because of its stones, architecture, material or equipment, but it is holy because it is His temple.
“Whoever keeps the word of Christ, the love of God is truly perfected in him” (Alleluia versus).
Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak