It’s Easter week and I’m thinking about Christmas! But it’s not what you suspect. I’m not in my perfectionistic-mode of planning, shopping and preparing my holidays that far in advance.
I’m thinking about Christmas, because Easter is the reason for Christmas.Which leads me to reflect on JESUS.
During His 33 years on earth, Jesus surrounded Himself with perfectly imperfect people who decided to admit their needs, take risks, make mistakes and grow. These are the kind of people who formed His staff and ministry team.
Actually, He didn’t spend much time with those who feigned perfection, appeared on-top-of-it-all, made unreasonable religious rules, blamed others for their dilemmas and remained preoccupied with appearances.
Instead Jesus preferred working, playing and living with people just like you and me. He enjoyed imperfect partnerships back then, just as He does today. What a relief-producing Easter thought!
How will this truth make a difference in your Easter holiday this season?
Easter Gift-Giving Tip: Include a copy of the book The Relief of Imperfection in your Easter baskets.
Joan C. Webb
Writing, teaching, coaching to empower and set free.