Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ

1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;
5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
8 This is why ita says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.”b
9 (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regionsc ?
10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)