"Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect"
Our Lord's exhortation in this verse is to be generous in our behavior to all men. God will give us communion with people for whom we have no natural affinity. To be a disciple means that we deliberately identify ourselves with God's interest in other people. (Love one another as I have loved you...)
God's life in us expresses itself as God's life --not as human life trying to be godly. ~OC
A little thunderstruck here as I work with this verse that is so familiar and so challenging. What a joy to discover some of the "more there"... ♥