Earlier this year Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke on the topic of perfection in his sermon titled "Be Ye Therefore Perfect—Eventually". Today, I led a small-group conversation in our congregation on this topic and here are some of my questions for conversation.
- What are ways you feel you are falling short in life?
- What are some things you know you should be better at by now but on which you just have not seemed to make as much progress?
- What are some scriptures that talk about being perfect?
- How do you respond to the distance between the commandments and our own life/actions?
- When were you like the unjust servant? What have you done since then? Have you forgiven them – and done so in a way that they know you have forgiven them? What could you do this week to do so?
- What is the difference between being a hypocrite and being human?
Striving for perfection is no small order. It requires new resolutions to be made over and over again every week.
Regardless of what faith we profess, it seems clear to me that we all would benefit from regularly reflecting on needed improvements to be made and then committing to doing something about them that week.
How do you strive to become better? What patterns and habits help you in this?
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