Dictionary.com defines Transformation as 1. the act or process of transforming. 2. the state of being transformed. 3. change in form, appearance, nature, or character.
I (David) came up with the name Catholic Transformation because my Transformation journey which began slowly in mid-to-late has been Catholic focused ( but always Christ centered ). I have been, still am and will always be in the act of transforming my walk with Christ.
I want to love God and love others more. I want to be more like Jesus. I'll never get there in this life and will always be transforming.
I've included a few Bible verses below related to transformation.
Romans 12:1-2 "I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
2 Corinthians 5:17 "So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come."
Ephesians 4:22-24 "that you should put away the old self of your former way of life, corrupted through deceitful desires, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new self, created in God’s way in righteousness and holiness of truth"
As Christians, we are supposed to be transformed. Our lives should be different. It's not only clear in the scriptures above but in many other verses in the Bible.
Whether you are someone converting to the Catholic faith, a practicing Catholic Christian ( active in the faith like the Church teaches ), a professing Catholic Christian ( not actively practicing ), a new Christian in a Protestant denomination, active or non-active Christian in a Protestant denomination or a scenario in the Christian faith not mentioned here, you are likely in some state of transformation. I hope that transformation is Christ centered.
In my personal case, my Catholic journey started by listening to EWTN in mid-to-late 2016 and continuing into 2017 with hundreds of hours ( just in 2017 ) spent on books, radio, apps, CD's, MP's, YouTube, Scripture and attending Mass, it's safe to say that I have been transformed and continue to be transformed through my Catholic journey.
I think that it's important to note that during my transformation that NO Catholic tried to coerce me into the Catholic faith or twist my arm to convert to Catholicism. It has been an interesting journey in that respect because the overall approach from any Catholic that I've spoken with has kind of been if it makes sense, great, if you find it doesn't work for you, that's OK to. Yes, Catholics read the Bible, but I have not had any Catholic Bible thumpers beating me over the head about the Catholic Church which has been kind of refreshing and a little frustrating at the same time.
I Corinthians 13:13 "So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
Interesting Fact: In all of 2017, ZERO, NADA, NONE of my Protestant friends ( a lot ) and family ( a lot ) or anyone else for that matter asked where I was attending church nor did anyone in all of 2017 invite me to church not even for Easter or Christmas. Over the period of a FULL year, no one ( unless I told them ) knew I was attending a Catholic Church. I didn't attend services anywhere else in 2017 except the Catholic Church.