Thought of the Day January 13, 2020 The spiritual mature person

By 11:45 AM

This is a new year of grace from the Lord. We are all called to spiritual maturity--to becoming perfect--as Scripture and the Catechism teach: "All Christians in any state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity." All are called to holiness: "Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Catechism of the Catholic Church #2013).

The one who embraces this way of life chooses not to be conformed to this age, but instead chooses to be transformed in the newness of mind, so that the person may seek and embrace the will of God: choosing what is good, pleasing and perfect. (Roms 12:2)

Paul identifies the spiritual immature as "children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles" (Eph 4:14). In contrast, he identifies those who are growing spiritually as those seeking to "attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Eph 4:12).

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