by Delisa Hargrove, cross-posted from LDS Blogs
In much of the northern hemisphere, September begins a season where many transformations occur. Leaves change colors and fall from the trees. Many plants and flowers lose their vibrant leaves and petals and become dormant. The morning chatter of birds gives way to wind’s blustery chatter. Warm weather turns to chill. These transformations are an important natural part of the seasonal cycle.
During the Halloween season, playful, temporary transformations occur, too, as children and adults transform into superheroes, or witches, or dinosaurs, or a host of other individuals or things. “Who do you want to be?” Costume and makeup complete the transformation. And for a season, we expect to see people transformed into something they’re really not.
Transforming Themselves into the Apostles of Christ
I thought about various kinds of transformations as I read Paul’s warning voice in 2 Corinthians 11:13-14.
For such are , deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for himself is transformed into an of light.