I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God,
to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,
holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship.
Do not conform yourselves to this age
but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
that you may discern what is the will of God,
what is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:1-2)
In a world so wounded by selfishness, violence, and the culture of death, conformity is not an option. Instead of being conformed, we are called to be transformed, to be raised up in the renewing transformation we call the Resurrection of Christ.