Humans are called to be perfect as God is perfect. This is a lofty – even unattainable – goal. Nonetheless, god sets the expectation that we strive for perfection.

Sometimes it is difficult to hold up a lofty goal. We know ourselves well. We know that we fail. Even as we face challenges, we cannot give up the lofty goal.

Dear Jesus, I am comforted by the gift of Your love. Your love for me inspires me and makes me confident in the lofty goal to be perfect. Help me to keep faith with this aspiration.