Missional Holiness

"The Christian who learns generosity, kindness or humility as a way of life begins to be noticed. Her friends and neighbours quietly begin to wonder why she seems different, striking, at peace. Some are offended and angered by what they assume is some kind of spirtual superiority; some are drawn to ask the question of why she is like this. The result is the glory of God and the savltaion of people. If such virtue is absent, the non-Christian wonders what all the fuss is about. If Christians don't live in any discernibly different way from all the others, then why should he believe what they say? But if they do live differently,then it challeges, provkes and intrigues. Christian virtue is, at the end of the day, a missionary imperative."


-Graham Tomlin, Spiritual Fitness, 104.