Reflecting on what it might mean for us that Jesus was submissive to His parents (Luke 2) and then grew in favor with God and man, I came up with the following: we would be obedient to God’s holy family the Church by reverencing
— the Church’s book (Holy Bible)
–the Church’s songs (Hymnal)
— The Church’s prayer (Liturgy)
— The Church’s ministry (Bishop, Pastor, Deacon — Word and Sacraments included here)
— The Church’s Teaching/Confession (Book of Concord)
— The Church’s Battle (against sin and unbelief, speaking truth in love, etc.).
This more than anything I’ve heard or read about would result in a lively, vital unified in teaching and practice Church; something to be reckoned with; something the devil the world and our flesh would fear.