You are brilliant, the Voice reassured her.
It is imperfect.
So are all things trapped in time. You are brilliant, nonetheless. How fortunate for Us that We thirst for glorious souls rather than faultless ones, or We should be parched indeed, and most lonely in Our perfect righteousness. Carry on imperfectly, shining Ista."
~from Paladin of Souls
I appreciated the reminder that perfection isn't expected or important now. What God wants and needs from me is the willingness to turn to Him, trust in Him, and allow Him to guide my life. He can do the rest, even with imperfect me. (And, as a corollary, even with the imperfect people around me.)