02/19 Romans 12:1-2
1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
You and I are called to live life as a victorious family member of the Almighty God. We do not stumble over the sins of the world. We live in deference to the mighty, not stymied by the evil of the current generation and in fact are very different than the world. How are we different? We love one another. We do not wear different clothes. We do not look down our nose at the lost-Jesus died for the lost. We love them. The call from the Cross is to love one another.