“Christians are called to be light in the world, not nails on a chalkboard.
In other words, our job as Christians isn’t pester people into acting like Christians. Our mission is to show Christ to the world and share the gospel, which will ultimately lead to changed behavior and Christian morals. But, if we simply want non-Christians to start acting like Christians, we become like the Pharisees who, as Jesus said, cleaned the outside of the cup while the inside remained dirty. We’re not after religious affirmation, we’re after spiritual transformation. Pestering people about how they need to change, without the light of the full gospel, does nothing fruitful. It either causes bitterness or self-righteousness.”