‘be perfect as your heavenly father is perfect’


November 5th 2012
When Jesus said, ‘Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect’, he did not believe, of course, that humans were capable of attaining the perfection of their heavenly Father. And yet, this is the ideal he presented to us, because it is the only one that can satisfy our need for the absolute. Our existence cannot possibly be limited to satisfying a few ambitions. We must seek what cannot be found, aim for what cannot be reached, attempt what cannot be achieved. Thus we will always remain expectant and alive. Cosmic Intelligence has thought of everything. The dead ends where humans are tempted to stray are strewn with obstacles, forcing them to turn back, whereas on the right path there is hardship but the way is clear. It matters little that the ideal is unachievable; it exists in them… ideally. It is a part of their daily life, and from it they receive a strength, peace and joy that more achievable goals will often cause them to lose.