Contemplating  “Be Transformed”

I like it that the NIV translation uses the word "pattern" in Romans 12:2. The spiritual life is about noticing the patterns we are stuck in. Prayer practices, or spiritual disciplines, help us break free from these patterns. Once we begin to break free, once we begin to be truly transformed, those around us are affected in very deep ways.  "When one person finds peace, thousands are saved."
1.   Why do you think it is so difficult to notice the patterns of the world we are currently stuck in? 2.   How is it that prayer practices help us break free from patterns? 3.   What patterns do you need to break free from? 4.   Do you agree with the intriguing ancient quote "When one person finds peace, thousands are saved"? Why or why not?


Contemplating  “Be Transformed”

I like it that the NIV translation uses the word "pattern" in Romans 12:2. The spiritual life is about noticing the patterns we are stuck in. Prayer practices, or spiritual disciplines, help us break free from these patterns. Once we begin to break free, once we begin to be truly transformed, those around us are affected in very deep ways.  "When one person finds peace, thousands are saved."
1.   Why do you think it is so difficult to notice the patterns of the world we are currently stuck in? 2.   How is it that prayer practices help us break free from patterns? 3.   What patterns do you need to break free from? 4.   Do you agree with the intriguing ancient quote "When one person finds peace, thousands are saved"? Why or why not?