Matthew 5:13-16 --
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, what can make it salty again? It is good for nothing, and can only be thrown out to be trampled underfoot by men. ‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill-top cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub; they put it on the lamp-stand where it shines for everyone in the house.
And what if we start thinking that we are salt of the Church and light to all Christians instead, shining the light of the nations for everyone in the household of God so it will conform to the times?
Perhaps just as misguided, what if we decide that we don't need to shine this light and share this salt to the world, that we should all just get along in a pluralistic society, to just live and let live?