Perfect you—perfect everybody

A friend of mine who sells Oriental rugs and invited me over to see her collection of prayer rugs said, "Don't expect them to be perfect! Not only do you have to allow for mistakes a machine would rarely make, but the expert rug makers will put small, deliberate errors in because they believe it would be wrong for man to be perfect—only Allah is perfect."

"Nobody's perfect" is an age-old saying.

But look deeper. Man is the perfect image of God. We can and must rise higher in our understanding and demonstration of ourselves as perfect ideas of God, because that's what we are in our true being.

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