(June 15, 2015)
It struck me as I read this chapter how frequently being made perfect was used almost synonymously with being made one. Being made perfect is, in its essence, a simple thing – we become perfect as we are joined with the Lord (who is perfect Himself). There is no other way. We cannot become perfect and not be one with the Savior, just as we cannot be perfect and not be one with the Father.
With that understanding, it is clearer to recognize why the two are used so interchangeably here by the Lord.