Angela O'dell - Podcasts

Pretending to be Perfect



C.S. Lewis says in his book, Mere Christianity, “The command 'Be ye perfect' is not idealistic gas. Nor is it a command to do the impossible. He is going to make us into creatures that can obey that command. …If we let Him — for we can prevent Him, if we choose — He will make the feeblest and filthiest of us into a god or goddess, a dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through with such energy and joy and wisdom and love as we cannot now imagine, a bright stainless mirror which reflects back to God perfectly. His own boundless power and delight and goodness. The process will be long and in parts very painful; but that is what we are in for. Nothing less. He meant what He said.'  When God commands us to be perfect, He is not telling us to fake it, till we make it. He isn’t commanding us to be something on our own - He is offering to being us to a place of oneness with Him that we cannot accomplish on our own. A lot of us try to be perfect in the areas that it matters most in our lives. In this s