I was thinking about Matt. 5:48, and how were admonished to become like Jesus. Both are nice goals – but!?
Jesus proclaimed himself and his father perfect to the Nephites and told us to be the same. He, in another place said “if you’ve seen me you’ve seen my father.”
It sounds like Jesus wants me to be a “mini-me” of Him and God.
If I had perfect love, like Jesus then I probably would lose some of – or all of – my sarcasm. How much of my humor would I lose if I was more like Jesus? How much of other “traits” that define me would I lose?
If the goal is to be perfect like Jesus then don’t I just become another “Jesus” in personality, love, patience, service, etc.?
Since I’m not perfect in any trait now, then the traits that define me are all not perfect. If perfection comes then I lose who I am, I become someone else – and I guess that’s what Benjamin was preaching about. But that someone else has become like Jesus, with all of Jesus’s perfect traits – a Jesus “mini-me”
Where is the diversity, or is there any when it come to perfection?