Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer. Paul speaks of a living sacrifice, the people would initially think this is an impossible contradiction.
Contribute to the needs of the holy ones, exercise hospitality. Sacrifices entailed the blood of an animal offered in the temple.
Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.
Proclaiming them will add to the joy of the celebration.
Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse them.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Then he offers reflections on our justification to God.
Thus, the questions in this passage sound a bit like a back-and-forth argument.
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans 12:1-2, 9-18 I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship.