Having an understanding of “this present evil age and the age to come makes Jesus’ words “be in the world but not of it” make so much more sense. [Help! I wasn’t able to find a scripture reference for this! Could you let me know if Jesus even said it? *grin*]
We can be in “the world”–in this present evil age–but not of it because our citizenship is now of the age to come. We’re walking examples of what God will do in the future. Like the mustard seed and the yeast, God’s Kingdom is unseen but is at work in the world, working through the entire “loaf.” We’re the carriers of the Kingdom. We’re the ones “infected with life”!
Let’s get as many people infected as we can while we’re here!! *grin*