Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. — Matthew 5:48.

A troubling text indeed. There ain’t know way I am going to be perfect, no hard I try. In fact, getting out of the bed is a major feat these days.

When I come upon a troubling text like this I am reminded of Luis cautioning us about context. I wish I could remember one of his best expressions about context. It will come to me after I finish my musings. But, in this case Christ is talking about love, unconditional love. The kind of love that God has for us whether we are perfect or not. The kind of love that loves our enemies as completely as those who smother you with love.

So when Christ tells us to be perfect he is reminding us to make our love perfect, the best we can.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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