"Perfectionism is simply an addiction to control and a refusal to accept imperfection in some human endeavor." - Colleen Carroll Campbell, The Heart of Perfection
Jesus wasn't excepting nor wanting me to be perfect in the way I thought of perfect. My version of perfection is a pedestal, a level that no one can reach where their body is impeccable, their academic record is flawless, and their personal life is unblemished. But Jesus Himself was battered and bruised, considered stupid by the religious leaders of the day, and had drama in His personal life.