“St. Paul taught the unwelcome message of the spirituality of imperfection with his enigmatic statement, “It is when I am weak that I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:10).  The only perfection available to us humans is the ability to include and forgive our imperfection.  Salvation is not sin perfectly avoided, as the ego would prefer; but in fact, salvation is sin turned on its head and used in our favor.  Those who agree to carry and love what God loves, both the good and the bad of human history, and to pay the price for its reconciliation within themselves–these are the followers of Jesus. They are the leaven, the salt, the remnant, the mustard seed that God can use to transform the world.  You fall into this Wholeness that holds you when you stop excluding, even the dark parts of yourself.”

–Richard Rohr