Christ Didn’t Say, “Be Ye Therefore A Perfectionist”

At one point in my life I had the thought, “What if I don’t want to be perfect?”. Being perfect sounded too hard, too scary, and I couldn’t even comprehend what it meant. I shared this thought with a dear friend of mine and he reminded me, “Alex you should want to be perfect.” As he said those words, I was gently reminded by the Spirit that this was true. I had been instructed by the Savior to become like him. If that was true, then why was I feeling this way? I then began to digest my thoughts and understand why at first I didn’t want to be perfect.
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