Perfection is the preoccupation of millions of Americans. The quest for perfection is a widespread and feverish affair in a consumer society. We are all flawed, designed with handicaps. Often it is our infirmities and imperfections that are our greatest gifts. If Jesus actually said: Be Ye perfect, he was having an off day.
Phil Sweet is a long-time friend of UUFDC, and a marvelous and insightful storyteller. He served as minister of Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay and two rural churches in western Minnesota.