Part of transformation--whether with God or with others--deals with overcoming our prejudices and sacrificing ourselves for others. Jesus taught the hypocritical "expert" that very thing when he taught that a Samaritan, an enemy of the Jews, was a true neighbor to a Jew who was beaten up, surpassing a priest and a Levite who were more concerned with their "ritual purity" than with helping one in need.
Our neighbors are those in need. We love them, and transform our relationships with them, when we serve them by using the time and resources God has given us.
This is a recap of my sermon from Sunday. The audio file failed, so I presented the sermon material in a shorter, more casual format.