12:1-2; 9-12 (NRSV)
1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by
the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice,
holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
2 Do not be conformed
to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds,
so that you may discern what is the will of God -- what is good
and acceptable and perfect.
9 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what
10 love one another
with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour.
11 Do not lag
in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.
12 Rejoice in
hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.