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Daily Inspirations

Saturday, October 25

So that we may no longer be infants, tossed by waves and swept along by every wind of teaching arising from human trickery. . . . Rather, living the truth in love, we should grow in every way into him who is the head, Christ, from whom the whole Body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, with the proper functioning of each part, brings about the Body’s growth and builds itself up in love.
—EPHESIANS 4:14–16

Growing the Church body, so diverse in all her gifts, is a work of great patience and perseverance. It requires wisdom beyond the sum of its parts, grace from another world, and a certain sacred imagination. Like a child in the womb, unaware of the broader world around it, we rely on the prayers of saints and angels and heaven’s provision and remain very much a part of the whole Body of Christ—visible and invisible. Part of our proper functioning, whatever our gifts, is to recognize this.