I feel like a failure, only half (or less) of my Advent Family Activities were actually accomplished! What is a healthy and realistic way to recognize the gift and gap of faith? What should my family be focusing on during this final week of Advent? Is being a perfectionist a bad thing? What’s the bridge that connects the perfection I’m called to strive for and the gap I experience in my daily life. When is doing good, good enough? What does it mean and look like to offer compassion to those who have less?
“Don’t let ‘the prefect’ be the enemy of ‘the good’. We should strive for perfection but learn to celebrate the good, just don’t settle for it. ” -Dr. Tom Curran
“I did a little, but I missed an opportunity to take it to the next level. We can easily pat ourselves on the back for our good deeds, but in comparison, it’s so little compared to what we’ve been given.” -Kari Curran
The Currans confess the gap and celebrate the gift uncovered in the gap, of the Advent season. Kari shares stories of encouragement for moms feeling the gap between the good intentions and the actual accomplishment of Advent activities. Tom shares a story of being humbled and talks about the theology of the gap, ‘the ideal vs the real.’