Matthew 5:48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. * * * * * * * * We started a new youth service opportunity on Sunday called "Crescendo." It consists of youth offering their musical gifts at worship and our congregation responding by sending a donation to a charity in the youth's name. The young man who played his French Horn to launch Crescendo was nervous. His family was listening. His peers were listening. God was listening. The young musician knew he wasn't perfect and that he didn't know how to play perfectly. He knew how important it was to contribute. His desire to make a difference was greater than his fear or the truth that he knew about himself. He gave of himself. And that made it.....perfect. * * * * * * * * Receive the gifts we all have to give, Lord, Amen.