Our Inner Self
16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Every day as I head out to go to work, I see some people doing their daily walk around the block. Some others have a gym bag over their shoulders and are headed toward the gym. Many of us look at our outward self and focus on what need to be done to improve our image. We do not often look at the inner self and our hearts as we are constantly on the go and focus on the physical world.
This passage is quite deep as it dwells on our hearts and the power through the Spirit in our inner being. The love of Christ surpasses our knowledge, so it can be difficult to understand it intellectually. However, we can understand it by our participation of his death, burial and resurrection of Christ and to continue to remember his sacrifice through the participation of the communion.