by Michael Ketterhagen
I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. 2 Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.
--Paul of Tarsus, Letter to Romans 12:1-2
Let me remember that we are all children of God and that each person is an individual, just as I am. And let me refrain from harming anyone through my thoughts, words, or action, no matter how different from me they seem.