‘Into His Likeness,’ Chapter 5: Not perfect, but chosen

As I read the title of this chapter, I thought, well I sure fit the first part, I am anything but perfect. And then I began to contemplate my “choseness.”

As women, we are bombarded, from a very early age, with the message of “perfection” and that our perfection lies in beauty. You need the perfectly shaped body, perfect hair, perfect smile and plastic surgery to make you “perfect.” But that is not the perfection that Jesus is looking for; Jesus chose fishermen, common, everyday men, even tax collectors — each imperfect.

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