Contemplating the Two Faith Pillars of 

GIFT and TRANSFORMATION


As you'll note, GIFT, the name of our ministry, is an acronym for Global Institute For Transformation, and we see these two faith pillars: 1) GIFT, and 2) TRANSFORMATION, as essential, foundational truths. 


Contemplating these two pillars could certainly compel us to live life differently: 


1) Reflecting on, appreciating and celebrating everything and everyone that God has freely given us as a GIFT, and thus...


2) Allowing the God who created us to TRANSFORM our lives so we can become more like Him; to live and love more like our Creator and Savior; and to TRANSFORM our world with all the incredible love He's given us. 


It's kind of like reciprocating for all the wonderful GIFTs we've received, and re-GIFTING at the same time.


These two pillars have surfaced in Scripture and also in multiple encyclicals and teachings produced by the Catholic Church.  Click here for access to a document rendering this.

  

Scripture Verses Asserting The Pillars Of Faith And Transformation

Holy Scripture encourages appreciation for the GIFTs we receive from God our creator:


• Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights. (James 1:17)

• “If you knew the Gift of God… he would have given you living water… welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:10)

• For it is by grace you have been saved…it is the gift of God. Ephesians (2:8-10)

• But eagerly desire the greater gifts... the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 12:31; 13:13)

• Fan into flame the Gift of God. (2 Timothy 1:6)

• Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others. (1Peter 4:10)

• I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. (Ephesians 3:7)


Holy Scripture encourages our TRANSFORMATION:


• All of us, gazing with unveiled face on the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, as from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Cor 3:18)

• Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect. (Rom 12: 2)