Most of the change any of us has been able to accomplish within ourselves as adults amounts to putting lipstick on a pig--it's been incremental change, largely of a cosmetic nature. It's not that we never change, but when we do, it seems due to processes and circumstances that are outside our control, such as tragedy, hardship, or aging.
So is there anything we can do when we find ourselves in need of substantive change? What if we find ourselves at the point of saying, "I need a whole new me."? That's the depth of change Jesus shows us to expect from Him in this week's text, Luke 8:26-39.