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A few years ago, the “in-thing” for the 6 year-old set was a group of teenage super-heroes called the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. They were an unlikely hit- originally produced with a very low budget in Japan, then badly dubbed into English. But their appeal was that- while ordinary teenagers by day- when called upon, they could transform themselves into powerful martial arts experts for justice. They would cry, “It’s morphin time!” You might laugh- but a form of that word “morph” is the very Greek word that Paul used in Rom. to mean just this concept: transformation! (Metamorphoo) Its not just 6 year olds who want to ‘morph’ is it? We, too, are to be changed- to be transformed- to “morph”from our former way of life into something new . . . something different! (From: Ortberg, The Life You’ve Always Wanted)