COMPANY IS COMING, and you want the guest room to be perfect. To impress the professor, your paper needs to be perfect. For that promotion, this proposal had better be perfect. If we’re not careful, perfectionism can become a way of life, leaving us unable ever to settle for less than exactly right. This can create a burden that we can’t bear. While excellence is a commendable objective, perfection is God’s job.
—Wendy LeBolt, Made to Move: Knowing and Loving God Through Our Bodies (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”
—Luke 10:41-42 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, help me put my love for you in motion: reaching to hold, lifting heavy loads, showing up when it counts, applauding to share my joy.
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