Make every effort to preserve the unity which has the Spirit as its origin and peace as its binding force. There is but one Body and one Spirit, just as there is but one hope given all of you by your call. There is one Lord, one Faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, Who is over all, and works through all, and is in all.
It is He Who gave apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers in roles of service for the faithful to build up the Body of Christ, till we become one in faith and in the knowledge of God's Son, and form that perfect man who is Christ come to full stature.
Let us, then, be children no longer, tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine that originates in human trickery and skill in proposing error. Rather, let us profess the truth in love and grow to the full maturity of Christ the head.
From the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians, chapter 4
(Office of Readings for the Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle)
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