You’ve heard the slogan, “Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven”, right? I wonder sometimes if we use that as a reason to excuse our failures and poor behavior at times. I know I do. I think, at times, we want to tell others of the importance of being a Christian, but our own lives get in our way. After all, we do stumble at times. Some of us more than others. So what do we do? Many times, we put on a mask. We just pretend in front of others to be what we think we should be. But putting on masks is not the answer. The answer is to allow ourselves to be transformed by God working in our lives. When we became Christians, we were made new beings in the spiritual sense, but there is also the daily transformation which should be taking place in our lives. That is what Paul was speaking of in Rom. 12:2. He says to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. It happens as we spend time in the Bible and seek to obey Christ in each area of our lives. It’s hardly ever an easy thing to do. But it is an ongoing process. The result will be that the more we are transformed, the less we will feel the need to put on a mask in front of others. We will be more genuine in our living.