An interesting point was brought to my attention today while I was in my Book of Mormon class.
My professor (who is one of my favorite professors...he really makes the material way interesting) talked about how people go to church and we all put on this façade of being perfect. People just act as though nothing's wrong with their lives and that they are perfect. He then said, "Isn't the point of church and going to church to help strengthen each other up?" He talked about how we can do that by acknowledging our weaknesses and not treating them as though they were like, abominable.
Granted, we probably shouldn't plaster our business all over the place, but at the same time, we should not be pretending we're perfect. We're all human. We all make mistakes. Conversing with people who give off the aura of complete perfectness is kind of intimidating, because they make you feel like you should be better than you are. You're treated with disdain. It's ridiculous.
I used to have this friend who was kind of like that. She was so self-righteous and it just got on everybody's nerves (hence the term "used to have").
He also talked about how it's through weaknesses that we grow as individuals; how if we never admit our weaknesses, they can never be fixed.
So, all you "perfectly righteous" people out there....take a real good look at your lives and think about those things that you do need to work on and find strength in the good people around you to overcome those weaknesses. I promise, those of us "perfectly UNrighteous" people won't judge and throw our disgusting Jello casseroles all over your suburban slash minivan (or maybe we will...we all do have weaknesses....who's to say that my weakness isn't suburban vandalism? hmmm...something to ponder).
P.S. None of what I said was directed to anybody in particular. I figured since I have at least a few people who actually read my blog now, I should clear that up. :)