As Christians we are prone to veering into ditches. We focus on befriending the lost, but end up losing our Christian distinctiveness. So we start pursuing personal holiness, but in doing so cut off contact with the world. In his sermon on the mountain, Jesus lines our path with two rumble strips: (1) you are the salt of the earth, and (2) you are the light of the world. Together these rumble strips corral us into the radical centre–we are to be utterly separate, in close proximity to the world.
Scriptures Referenced: Mat 5:13-15; Joh 1:5, 8:12; Titus 2:14