Babies are big-headed. did you know that?
Our brains, and thus the skulls that house them, are more or less full size when we are born – or at least they have the least growing to do of any other part of our body.
A baby is all head. If every part of us grew at the same rate, we would resemble creatures from Dr Who by the time we were teenagers, with barrage-balloon like faces.
Likewise different aspects of who we are – our emotions, our social skills, our minds – all need to grow, develop and change. Ultimately, its about being in balance, so every part of who we are complements and enhances all the other parts.
If you just work on your mind, or your biceps, then the rest of you suffers as a result of the inadvertent neglect. If you do exercise one part, than ideally the rest of the body is invigorated to keep pace, and responds positively to the stimuli.
So it should be with the church, particularly if you think about it as people making up an organism. Let us encourage and stimulate one another to growth and good works, with our testimonies, which are psalms and songs to God’s glory.