JR. Forasteros - July 10, 2022

Isabela the Perfectionist - Enneagram 1

La Familia Madrigal\'s Handy Dandy Guide to Spiritual Transformation

Do you know that person whose standards are higher than anyone else you know? They have a drive to excel that the rest of us find intimidating. And yeah... they can be a little judgy. What we don't realize is that these Perfectionists reserve their harshest judgments for... themselves. So what's the path to flourishing for an Enneagram 1? And how can the rest of us love them well?

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Welcome to Summer at Catalyst! This year, we’re going on a quest for spiritual transformation. To help us get at that, we’re spending our summer with La Familia Madrigal from Encanto. The nine magical Madrigals correlate with a tool utilized in Spiritual Direction called the Enneagram.

This week, we’re focusing on Mirabel’s older sister, Isabela. Mirabel calls her and her other sister, Luisa, the ‘beauty and the brawn’. Isabela is the beauty. She’s tall, slender and her power is creating beautiful flowers. She embodies what a perfect daughter should be, and to top it all off, she’s engaged to a handsome man from the village.

She’s got it all, she can do it all and she never, never does anything wrong. No wonder Mirabel loves her and is more than a little envious of her.

Do you know that person? The straight-A student or the star employee? They are the model student, child, employee, whatever and they never settle for less than absolute perfection. And, look, you wouldn’t say this out loud – certainly not where they would hear it – but they can be really judgy.
Friends, you may just know an Enneagram One.

And if you’re thinking, “I don’t know anyone like that. But I sure do know a bunch of slackers and rule-breakers. Don’t they know that in order to succeed, we have to be perfect?!

Then you might be a One!

Ones are amazing – their drive for excellence is unparalleled, and if you want something to just knock your socks off, you should involve a One. But we’ll see today what 1s already know – they have an overbearing inner critic who keeps them from being able to enjoy the life they’ve worked so hard to build.

Ones, how can you find freedom to enjoy the life God has given you? And how can the rest of us love the Ones in our lives well?

Join us Sunday as we the path to transformation for Perfectionists.

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