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2 Peter 3:18. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
A recent study revealed that Episcopalians are about the most spiritually content people around. This is not good. People who are spiritually healthy want to grow and learn, to always look for the next step in their journey.
Several years ago, at the parish I served, we decided to read the Bible together. One parishioner approached me: “I don’t think I will take part, since I’ve already read the entire Bible.” I replied, “Well, I know that every time I study any passage in the scriptures, even one I’ve read dozens of times, I grow and learn. Why don’t you give this a try?” She did, and I am grateful. She helped me learn quite a bit as we read our way through the Bible.
We Christians would do well to give it another try, to grow and learn throughout our whole lives. Not only do we grow ourselves, but we also can inspire and teach others. Contentment is not bad in itself, but when it becomes complacency, it is deadly. May we all be stirred up to grow in grace and knowledge.
Today the Church remembers Clement of Alexandria, Priest, c. 210.