Romans 12:2 (NIVUK)
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.
“I am not a number, I’m a free man!” So went the call of The Prisoner who refused to be treated as just a statistic, forced to conform with the enforced behaviour of everyone else in the Village. One of the challenges of being a Christian is discerning when the culture of those around us is contrary to God’s will and having the courage to withstand it and be different. This is not always easy – it can be very hard to see that things could be different if a certain way of life is all that we have known. Thank God that we have the Spirit to help us!
Holy Spirit, renew my mind so that I can see the world today through Christ’s eyes.