We have an opportunity to appear on the Paul Finebaum radio program next week. His is a secular sports talk show. Jamie and I have been thinking about how to present what we have written to a decidedly un-Christian market. As Christian's we are called to be "in" the world but not a part "of" the world. As Paul, the Apostle, instructs in Romans 12:2, we are not to be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds, that we may prove what the will of God is. That which is good and acceptable and perfect. We are also called to be salt and light to a generation that is perishing.
We see so many Christians conforming to the world rather than being transformed by their relationship with Christ. Our daughter's favorite shirt is from a camp she attended years ago. On it is written the phrase "Carpe' Diem" or "seize the day". Many times we are afraid of what others will think if we express our faith or take a stand for what is right. When in reality the world is desperately searching for someone to speak some truth into their lives.
If we are salt, then we are a preservative to help keep our culture from disentegrating. We are called to enhance the lives of those around us, as salt improves flavor. We are the aroma of Christ and a sweet smelling incense to those that are searching for life. Be salt and light to someone today, Carpe' Diem!