Several years ago, I had occasion to share in a round-table discussion with a number of psychologists at Albert Einstein Medical School. When I mentioned "morals" or "virtues," almost all of them replied something like, "Well, everybody to his own thing."

The strong impression from them was, "There is no system by which we can ascertain right from wrong. It just depends on each person's internal moral compass — if he has a moral compass."

But then, you know our culture was built on strong moral values — even religious principles. Whatever became of them? The famous psychiatrist, Dr. Karl Meninger, asked the best question when he said, "Whatever became of sin?"

It's time — no, it's past time — for us to go back to those principles of life best found in the Bible. So let's make the rest of the day a little better: spend some time in the Word.

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice — the kind he will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask? 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 know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is. (Romans 12:1-2 NLT)