Our Opportunity: Living for Christ Here & Now
There’s a creative tension in the Christian life. The tension is to live in the world and for the world without being defined by the world, but rather by Jesus Christ and his Word. We can swing to different extremes; if we’re too optimistic about the world, we allow ourselves to be pushed into its mold and we lose our Christian identity. That is happening to many people in churches today. They can no longer perceive that which is distinctive about the Christian world view. But if we grow too pessimistic about the world, we forget that Jesus is the Savior who loves the world, and that he wants us to share in his mission to it.