When we understand that our true value is found in our being God’s image-bearers and that our identity is whole when we are attached to Christ, we are freed up to be people of change. No longer do we need to listen to the voices that tell us that we need to be self-reliant, comfortable, outwardly beautiful and inwardly focused. This is not who we are. We know that there is more to life than being a consumer. Rather, we have been freed to be counter-cultural, to live differently. Jesus has radically changed who we are and the Holy Spirit is at work continually transforming each of us, calling to us to make God’s priorities our priorities. Now we are called to be different. To give generously. To live sacrificially. To embody grace. To seek justice. To love mercy. To walk in humility. To share hope.