....he grew in wisdom and stature, and in divine and human favour.
That is meant to be enough for us to know about Jesus at this stage. He continued to grow.
Do we continue to grow?
Is this something we see as Christ like, to continue to grow? Or has it become that we see our Christian duty as seeing to it that things remain as much as possible, the same?
Here in this gospel passage is a challenge that is echoed in Paul’s letter to the Colossians.As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Wow, what a list. But here is a new year’s list that can really inspire us to grow in love and in God. This is a list that if we really took it on board would transform our life together and our life in the community around us.
Oops, I hear you say. That’s all too big. I can’t do all that. I’m only human after all.
Well, I am going to suggest that it may just be easier with so much to choose from. How about we take a moment to make a new year’s resolution based around the whole idea of continuing to grow in wisdom and in stature and particularly growing by clothing ourselves with love?
Lets make a do-able resolution for ourselves.