The standard for Christian experience is not for the faint of heart. The standard is God Himself. “Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect.” I am a long, long way from those in the early Church of whom it was said, “They took note of them because they had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13).
The apostles bore a strong family likeness to Jesus Christ, their experience and their character were being brought up to God’s standard. I so very much hope that someday the same can be said of me.