Our pastor preached on this passage this morning and though I would share:
Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 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.
While he made several other points that escape me at present, what stuck were some pointed observations regarding the conduct of many the past few weeks in the political sphere, particularly how many seemed quick to post and forward memes and Facebook posts that were false, from all the various viewpoints. As Christians we are called to the renewing of our minds so that we can discern truth and live in God’s “good, pleasing and perfect will.” That renewal comes from being in communion and relationship with Christ.
As it relates to us here, we are obligated to speak and write honestly, and truthfully in our dealings with others, even though there will be differences in opinion and interpretation. And I am pleased and thankful that we usually achieve that goal, though it is always on ongoing process, at least to me.