I recently watched the documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
It is a documentary of Jiro Ono, owner and head chef of Sukiyabashi Jiro, the only sushi restaurant to ever garner a 3-star Michelin rating. This is serious sushi! Don’t expect a California roll here! Even movie critic, Roger Ebert, chimed in by writing, “You realize the tragedy of Jiro Ono's life is that there are not, and will never be, four stars."
Jiro’s ideas resonate throughout the documentary:
To perfect something, you must repeat it for the rest of your life.
To be perfect is a goal that is never truly achieved in this lifetime.
Such passion for doing what you love! But in spite of Jiro’s passion and best efforts, he knows he will never achieve perfection. Think of the great heroes in the Bible, like Abraham, David, Josiah, and Jeremiah, so passionate in their love for God. But in spite of their passion and commitment, they also had their failings. Perfection? Elusive, unless you are our Lord, Jesus Christ, the only man who ever lived a perfect life.
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
What did Jesus perfect? He was always in complete obedience to God and He repeated it every moment of His life. What an awesome Savior we serve!