Why is it we feel we must portray a model of perfection as Christians?
For as long as I can remember, the stereotypical Christian was one who cleaned up well and always answered the “How are you Doing?” question with positive enthusiasm.
Do we present a church which has arrived and is all together, or one filled with people on the journey of figuring it out?
Donald Miller, in his refreshingly candid book Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy says,
“Grace only sticks to our imperfections. Those who can’t accept their imperfections can’t accept grace either.”
Sometimes it is these imperfections which bring beauty.
Miller would imply Christianity, at is core, is an admission of weakness. We seem to grasp this as a way to enter the door of faith.