A young man who went to a rabbi and said, “I know that we are commanded to love God with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, all our strength. But I know that my heart and soul and mind and strength have bad parts in them. So how can I love God?”
After a pause the rabbi replied, “It seems you will just have to love God with the bad parts too.”
Anything that is worth doing is worth doing well, the saying goes. But G.K. Chesterton amended it. Anything that is worth doing is worth doing even badly, he said!
Do you refuse to sing until you are as good as Pavarotti? Do you refuse to dance until you are another Anna Pavlova?
How did we learn to walk? By walking badly, by toddling, by falling down innumerable times. How did we learn to write our names? How do we learn to love?