Superficiality is the curse of our age. (Richard Foster, theologian and author)
“Hi, how are you?” is a common greeting when friends meet. This is just a thoughtless greeting, and you aren’t asking because you really want to know how they are. So, the response is often just as rote: “Fine, how are you?” Both are merely superficial. More intensive communication requires significant questions, looking for a deeper response and meaningful, helpful interaction.
Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ (Ephesians 4:15).