Maturity Is Reaching the Fullness of Christ (Fri. June 11)

The word of the day is “fullness.”  Most of us would admit that our relationship with the Lord is still maturing.  Yet, in our reading of Acts 19:1-18, we find a faith that is not only immature but incomplete in its basic understandings.  We find that in Ephesus, Paul encounters a group of disciples.  But he finds their belief incomplete.  He asks, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed” (vs. 2)?  They reply, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit” (OSB vs. 2).  Today, from the example of these followers and Paul’s teaching, we learn that our goal should be the maturity of the “fullness” of the Body of Christ of which…