The perfection that Jesus is telling us to be can mean no less than that we are to be filled with the perfect nature of the Father. Just as He is, so we are privileged to be… The word perfect means ‘to be complete, lacking nothing from purpose, finished.’ Being a Christian means that you are in Christ. We are in perfect union with Him; this is what you and I were created for. This is Christian perfection – to be one with Christ, who is infinitely perfect. That is our purpose, our finish line, and our completion. The shocking truth that we discover in the Gospel is that Christ has already run that race for us while we weren’t looking, and has won!
The Happy Gospel, Destiny Image, 2011, 101-3