Faults Included

My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents, and I lay them both at His feet. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

How can a failure be a blessing?
Why would you consider anything
both an imperfection
and something to be laid
at the feet of God?
This quote is easy to find
but not usually in context.
He went on, “I think He deliberately
did so. He had to serve the poor,
dumb, ignorant millions.
A perfect man
might have been their despair.”
Gandhi believed it gave
the masses confidence in themselves,
that they needed a flawed leader
to be willing to follow him.
God, I offer you my imperfections,
my failures as well as my successes
and talents. Please use them…
use me…in any way you choose!