Let’s talk about Leslie Knope. If you’ve ever seen “Parks and Rec,” Leslie Knope is the main character, and she is the ultimate perfectionist. She gets after it like crazy. Leslie has built up the whole town of Pawnee, Indiana by herself. Because she is a perfectionist, Leslie has one huge flaw. Whenever she fails, whenever she falls short, she identifies with her failure.
The cure for this is the Gospel for today. John the Baptist says, “The spirit remained with Jesus.” that the Holy Spirit not only desires to remain with Jesus, but the Spirit remains with us. We don’t have to prove anything to God that we don’t have to show him, hey, here’s what I did, now love me. So the cure for perfectionism, don’t prove, don’t do, remain.
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