Yesterday we discussed a post from my colleague Mark Mitchell: The Culture of Hospitality | Front Porch Republic. I’d like to focus on one line that he cites from the Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus written in the 2nd century A.D. (or maybe even earlier). It describes how the very earliest Christians lived in the Roman Empire:
“they marry, as do all [others]; they beget children but they do not destroy their offspring. They have a common table, but not a common bed.”
Keeping these simple distinctives, Christians would eventually win over the Roman empire. Maybe if we did the same things, Christians might eventually win over the American empire.