The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Right Focus

...we Christians cannot set as our goal the becoming of a counterculture for the common good. Nor can we directly seek the elimination of the vices and illusions that constrain our attempts to love our neighbors as we should. We will strip away our self-deceit and become a true light unto the nations only by seeking and becoming faithful to the call of the Gospel. If we eventually become a true counterculture for the common good, that counterculture (and that good) will simply be the product of our faithfulness.

--Alan Jacobs, in Christianity Today

One might add to this, that we need to be faithful to a Gospel not of mere salvation, but of restoration as well.