But Christian exiles are not passive. We do not smirk at the misery or the merrymaking of immoral culture. We weep. Or we should. This is my main point: being exiles does not mean being cynical. It does not mean being indifferent or uninvolved. The salt of the earth does not mock rotting meat. Where it can, it saves and seasons. And where it can’t, it weeps. And the light of the world does not withdraw, saying “good riddance” to godless darkness. It labors to illuminate. But not dominate.
Monday, October 24, 2005
I posted this link as a comment to a previous post, but I thought Piper's recent thoughts deserved some more attention in light of our recent discussions of impacting/winning/redeeming "culture." I think this statment is the heart of it:
Posted by Ben at 10/24/2005