Last night was our Ash Wednesday service at church. Ash Wednesday begins the 40 days of Lent, a period of preparation for Easter.
I was reminded of this bible verse: All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
In the past, I struggled a little with verses like this and church services meant to remind us of when we fall short.
But I’ve come to think maybe there is another side of it.
By realizing we ALL are not perfect, we can be in better relationship with those around us. We can serve and love our neighbors much better when we realize they are imperfect as well.
By realizing that I am not perfect I can begin the process of improving. By shining the light on my imperfections, I can move closer to a better me.
I wonder if the key is not shining the light on it for too long.
Shine the light on the area needing improvement long enough to see it, then move the light towards the future, better you. Focus on the goal and the improvement not the shortcoming.
Acknowledge the need for improvement but don’t dwell on it.
Make it a great day.