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Being Different in a Look-Alike World

Apostolic injunctions can be missed if we read too quickly. These are not offered as suggestions;

instead, they are “a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned” (Merriam-Webster

Dictionary). Even the English language conspires to side-track or de-rail altogether our verbal intentions

sometimes. Take, for instance, Paul’s injunction to the church in Romans 12:1-2.

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,

acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed