Perfection is not an impossible standard!

In the delightful Walt Disney movie Mary Poppins, Mary, a pert English nanny, pulls an unusual measuring tape from her carpetbag and with the aid of the children measures herself from head to toe. Standing very erect she confidently reads from the tape "MARY POPPINS—PRACTICALLY PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!" The theater where I first saw the movie was filled with laughter at her measurement, and some in the audience snickered at such an idea.

Perhaps the thoughts of anyone being "practically perfect" seemed an impossibility. And it is—if we mean a perfect mortal. Yet as we begin to learn something of the spiritual nature of man, we see that perfection is the only possible standard of measurement for what God creates.

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