With love, I say woe. In sorrow I say woe...
To you, who believe, yet live to do your own will—woe!
To you, who believe, yet think only of this life—woe!
To you, who find comfort in doing good deeds, believing this will save you—woe!
To you, who love your life, to the point of withholding it—woe!
To you, who love to learn, but do not practice what you teach—woe!
To you, who claim to love, yet prefer the offerings of society—woe!
To you, who lead, yet seek only your own interests—woe!
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; so with love, I say woe. With hope, I say woe...
—“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2 NIV)