We need to be a counter cultural alternative to what’s out there so that people will want to be a part of us. We should be a viral infection of the gospel that infects everyone that we touch.
So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin. You won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God. ~ 1 Peter 4:1-2