This is not a perfect world. Nor are the things in our personal lives perfect. Boards for a project are not always flat. Kids don’t always behave. Things get put away in the wrong places. Computers crash, and you can add to the list of irritating imperfections. The problem is we want things to be perfect. We don’t want to deal with the irritations. It’s frustrating. But it is what it is, and our frustrations are not going to make things perfect. The only way to meet the imperfections of life is with a nature that is perfect. The only perfect nature is that which God, the Holy Spirit, works within us, that of “love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”(Galatians 5:22-23) Of course, we don’t live in these attributes perfectly either, but think about it. If we were to meet the trials of life with more of these perfect characteristics, they would have a real power to change the present situation into something just a bit more perfect. We pray that the holy Spirit will work in all of the situations of life to form this fruit within us, and also the He will help us be open to His guiding hand.