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Houlton United Methodist Church

Not Conformed But Transformed

It takes a village to raise a child. This ancient African proverb teaches eternal truth. A child does not grow up in isolation. We are consciously and unconsciously shaped by a community and this world. In today’s passage the Apostle Paul says, “Do not be conformed to this world – its ways, values and customs.” Then where can we find strength to swim upstream against the current and all these pressures of this world? Today’s scripture gives us an answer: “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind!”