by Reverend Shelley Dugan
Who wants to be mediocre? Or perhaps worse, who wants to be seen as mediocre? Ordinary, run-of-the-mill, nothing to write home about. Or even lower than that – second-rate, low-grade, a hack. Some people, ironically, have been told to “work on their perfectionism” – meaning “get worse at being perfect.” Letting go of the need for perfectionism is an important aspect of spiritual maturity. Yet, striving for mediocrity is a difficult goal to wrap our heads around. Is there something to being mediocre besides freedom from the tyranny of perfectionism? Together, in perhaps a mediocre sermon, let us explore the spiritual benefits of not being amazing!