Theme: In an experience of spiritual renewal, remembering the grace of God, we can overcome what is lamentable about the patterns of our world and discern what is good and pleasing and mature – what God’s will is for each of us, and for our world, through the renewing of our minds.
Romans 12:1-5 (NRSV): I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgement, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.