Scripture: “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.” (Romans 12:2)
Prayer: God, help me to resist the pressures of this world, to ignore the beat of its drum. Show me the way that you have for me today.
Reflection: Every thought we think impacts our actions. Every act we commit springs from our thoughts. This is why the spiritual life is not simply a matter of changing external actions. While what we do is clearly seen and praised by others, only the secret and quiet changes in the heart truly matter.