“Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2 NLT)
formation is the process by which God forms us into the persons we are meant to
be -- Christ-like persons. Being re-shaped according to the pattern of Jesus'
mind, heart, and work is the gracious labor of the Holy Spirit, moving within
us personally and among us as Christian community. This transforming work takes
us into ourselves and carries us out toward others in an endless, mutually reinforcing
spiral of growth.
Marjorie Thompson, Companions in Christ Spiritual Director