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Perfection : A psychological affliction that makes people too timid to take risks and causes them to suffer even if they’ve tried their best; A preoccupation with self-image that can stunt emotion growth. Good news: The word “perfect” is translated off. It means MATURE. “Receive a guest with the same attitude you have when alone; when alone, maintain the same attitude you have in receiving guests” [integrity] “Maturity for one person is different from maturity for another. It is incarnate, therefore specific, particular” Perfection means becoming mature enough to give ourselves to others; this sort of perfection demands that we become fully ourselves as God would have us. Catherine LaCugna example: taught until the last days cancer killed her A perfect death, fully acknowledged and fully realized, offered to others Commandments : In modern America, Christians have been adept, and inventive, at interpreting God’s commandments to cover just about anything they don’t approve of.
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  • Summer '13
  • Emerson
  • Christianity, bible, Catherine LaCugna example, exclusively moral issues

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