I ran across this quote as I was studying. Interesting idea. I’d love to know what you think.
“As contrasted to our contemporary views of spiritual self-actualization, the final and ultimate goal in the process of growth to spiritual maturity is not focused on the individual’s spirituality and relationship to God. The final and ultimate goal in the process is the mutual and corporate growth of the whole Body. The individual’s spiritual self-actualization is not the end in view, but rather a means toward a much grander end, the growth of the Body into Him Who is the Head.” – Dr. John Lillis