Spiritual Coaching Vol 2 #28 Sincere…


In the Greek world, ages past, the great sculptors would create iconic statues for their sponsors or important families. The great artists were sought out or if they sold in the markets they would display a sign that would say “sine ceres,” or, without wax. You see the lesser artists would make mistakes or there would be flaws in their sculpture that had to be covered up. The wax would fill in the mistake without the buyer really noticing the imperfections. When the heat of the day came the wax would run and the defect would be detected. So we have the word sincere from these origins – without wax.


Perfection is unachievable – even when the East Germans received all 10’s for their Olympic dives it was never perfect. Creation was made “without form and in a void” as the Bible said. Perfection with the human element did not last. “Sin entered the world” – sin by the way simply means “missing the mark” – imperfection. We are not truly creators – none of us. All we create has wax filling the defects. Yet, lack of perfection does not mean we should not aim for excellence.


Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Far too many people just stop trying; they become apathetic to work, or school, or their home, neighborhoods, and even their faith. Aim for a sincere intelligent contribution today. Use as little wax as possible. Better yet, let the one who is perfect give you his perfection to take the strain off. We are always an apprentice to the One who is the Creator. As such we do make mistakes. When we do don’t fill in the flaw and pretend that it doesn’t exist. Be yourself but aim high and straight and true.


About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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