Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Enemy of Perfection

I just read a beautiful article by Maria Baer in RELEVANT magazine. It is convicting yet freeing. Take the time to read it.

1 comment:

laurie said...

I really like this article. Some thoughts it spurred in me…

Fear – It must certainly be the root of all evil. The hard part for me is recognizing the places in which I feel fear. I can't count the number of times I thought I was acting out of faith and realized later that it was actually fear that was motivating me!

I think that part of the reason it’s hard for us perfectionists to drop the performance and choose love is because “love” is so often contingent in many of our relationships on our performance. Not that this justifies performance/perfectionism; but it definitely makes things more complicated.