I’m always in awe of butterflies…not only their beauty but their brain. It is said that the brain of a butterfly is the size of a pinhead, and yet the Monarch can travel three thousand miles to Central America and end up at the same tree its ancestors landed on a generation or two earlier.
A butterfly expert once said, “The creation of the body of a caterpillar into the body and wings of a butterfly is without a doubt, one of the wonders of life on earth.” Another expert states that this metamorphosis is “rightly regarded as a miracle.”
There is so much interesting information on this transformation one can only wonder if the caterpillar was programmed to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:2)
Can we all be so transformed? Indeed we can…the secret is in the choosing. Why live like a caterpillar when you can soar with the butterflies?
Many years ago I learned a quote, “You can’t do wrong by doing right.” Today, I learned it was from a recording by Phil Harris in 1949. And doesn’t it just make so much sense when given some thought; maybe it should become a motto for this new year. Trying always to do the right thing instead of the wrong thing could be a first step towards a better world.
Trouble is too many of us think we’re right when we know we’re wrong. There’s a great scripture that reflects on this very thing: Romans 12:2…Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. How many leaders do we know that need to heed this advice? How many of us need to heed this advice? It made a huge difference in my life when I put it into practice in the 1970’s and I’m still working on it.
Here’s another quote that deserves to be taken into consideration…”always show people you care”…is that right or wrong?
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2 NIV
Somewhere like this would be a good place to start. Happy Sunday.