The Emotional Maturity of Jesus Christ

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In Jesus of Nazareth, such as we discover Him in the Gospels, we see a person with the conditions that make for a perfect psychosexual balance and emotional maturity. So perfect is that balance that He is able to challenge His adversaries who surround Him: “Can any of you charge me with sin?” (Jn 8:46). For this reason, Saint Paul makes Him equivalent to the state of the perfect man, with the maturity of the fullness of Christ (cf. Eph 4:13).

Only a man like this can be our model and guide us without hesitations through the difficult path of human maturity. This is because in the mystery of Christ His complete perfection and close humanity are joined together. This is why He Himself insists on being followed: “I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do” (Jn 13:15).