STOP AND THINK – Want to experience [change]? Start serving others. It’s guaranteed to break the grip of self-centeredness in your life. (Mike Lee, American pastor)
Lee actually used the word “transformation,” which speaks more directly to the nature of the change. It’s like the dramatic metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. The analogy may suggest that within us is the possibility of significant change, undoubtedly more spiritual than physical. We should work toward such a personal transformation.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12:2)