I know we’re not supposed to envy, but . . . do you see characteristics in other Christians that you wish you had?
- Patience, unruffled willingness to wait
- Peace (it passes my understanding)
- Powerful prayers
- Perfect words of encouragement, gentle correction, truth (in love)
These are the characteristics of a mature Christian, yes. Because they are characteristics of Christ. They come not by focusing on the person you admire, but by focusing on Christ. The more time I spend with Christ, the more I become like Him.