*** Editor's Note: David mentioned that the Apostle Paul's letters traveled thoughout all of Asia. What he meant to say was the letters had traveled throughout all of "Asia", also known as "Asia Minor" or "Anatolia" which is modern-day "Turkey" (truth in advertising... LoL). We don't mind admitting and correcting ourselves whenever needed... We are all "becoming" mature as we "behold" Chrsit. Bo Yeshua Bo!***
I was having dinner with some friends a few years ago when Lucy, the wife of Carl, one of the folks at the table spoke up and said, "May I tell you something and I hope you don't take it the wrong way?"
Not my favorite type of question to be sure, but I said, "Sure."
She said, "It's been my observation for some time that there are a lot of grown men walking around but deep inside they are insecure little boys."
I was pinned to my chair by her astute observation and poignant, yet keenlyaccurate, comment.
She was absolutely right.
Now, of course, the same can be said concerning grown women who are walking around like insecure little girls.
Inner maturity is often a rare commodity.
Immaturity amongst adults is a Smorgasbord.
The apostle Paul is recorded in 1 Corinthian 4:15 as saying, "For though you might have 10,000 instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers".
Fathering is meant to indicating being a mature man.
Just like Mothering is meant to be a place for mature women.
Growing up before we grow old is a real challenge in cultures that worship "YOUTH".
The cult of youth worship is the undoing of spiritual maturity.
We are going to be focusing our attention on the solution to the problem of rampant immaturity.
However, we do need to pull the covers off of the problem and expose it's pathetic nakedness and inadequacies.
That will be what we minor on.
The World we are living in is crying out to be Fathered and Mothered by spiritually mature men and women.
Our major focus will be on the Solution... Jesus Christ/Yeshu'a Hamashiach!
Loving Yeshua/Jesus, Loving people... Come as you are and you will be loved!