A Spirituality of Mediocrity

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!

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