I don’t know for sure, but I suspect it’s a holdover from Creation. You know, the old made-in-the-image-of-God thing. Humans seem to be instinctively drawn to what’s godlike, such as kindness. Wisdom. Exquisite detail. Gentleness. Awesome majesty. Patience. An intricate plan. Justice. Perfection. Selfless love.
When our kids whine, “That’s not fair!” we tell them, “Life’s not fair. Get over it.” And it’s true; in this world, life’s not fair, nothing’s perfect, and we need to learn to deal with that. But don’t we all long for godly perfection, to one degree or another? Don’t we all yearn for the Perfect God?