How many of you recall back in the late 60’s and early 70’s, the television show that preceded all the “Mission Impossible movies that Tom Cruise made famous and went by the same name, “Mission Impossible”? It always began with a scene in which the team leader, Mr. Phelps, would receive a “tape” (a cassette tape that will tell you how old the show was) describing his next mission. The tape invariably began, "Your mission, should you choose to accept it..."
Here in Romans 12 the apostle Paul is laying out what appears to be our own “Mission Impossible” that should we choose to accept it, will become “Mission Possible” by the power of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
If there is one word that describes the “Mission” of chapter 12 it is the word LOVE. Paul is laying out for us what love in action looks like in the life of the believer.