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Sr. Theresa Noble writes about maturity today, using a certain famous feud as illustration:

We want to live life on our own terms. But, as my soul screams out for freedom, I pray to listen to a deeper scream. It is a plea for true freedom. Not wanderlust, not an expansion of choices, but holiness. So many people with all the money and the choices in the world are confined within prisons of their own immaturity, (a certain Kardashian/Swift feud comes to mind). But rich people aren’t the only ones susceptible to immaturity. We all are immature in the many ways we are not like Jesus Christ. Maturity in the Christian worldview is to become more like Christ, and this is possible through the sacraments and participating in the self-emptying dynamic of the Christian life: [The Church] snatches [people] from the slavery of error and of idols and incorporates them in Christ so that through charity they may grow up into full maturity in Christ. (Lumen Gentium, 17)

It is true that we are all susceptible to immaturity, to the allure of popularity or the desire for possessions. The concern for one’s self before all others is fed by a culture that promotes consumerism and addiction to possessions. If we continue on as children, fixating on what we don’t have and desiring even more, is it any wonder that some may feel stunted in their faith? What do you think?

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