We live in a world where the vast majority of us operate our lives in shades of gray. We relate to one another more easily in this vast Telestial and dreary sphere. Very few, if any, operate at the opposite ends of the spectrum being either black or white or in other words, utter darkness or glorious light. If you ever run into one of these two, your instinct would very soon impel you to turn around and avoid such a person. Very few would be drawn to such an individual. One such person who existed on the light end of this scale was Jesus Christ. During His mortal life, He said:
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
There was no room in between. You were expected to drop what you were doing and never look back if you wanted to follow Him. This is why people either loved or hated Jesus Christ. Our world is full of of all kinds of permissiveness and it extends well into the lives of all who claim to follow Him. In a world of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, people permit varying degrees of pornography, graphic violence, and other vices into their homes and thus into their hearts. Furthermore, idleness and idolatry in all its colors permeate the very spaces that should be most closely guarded. We live in an age where all this information is instantly accessible by the touch and swipe of a finger.
If Jesus Christ or any such individual who operates solely in the white came into your life, he would seem weird to you. You would not want to spend very much time around him if at all. He would not care to indulge in all the things that you consider enjoyable or relaxing. Conversations with such a person would be very brief; your eyes might even glaze over. You would ultimately become bored of such a friendship and you really wouldn’t want to be around him.
We should spend our lives tirelessly pushing toward the light and striving to push all the filthy gray behind us. If you ever make friends with a person or people striving to cling only to the light and to avoid all the shades of gray, do yourself and that person a favor and cling tightly to that friendship and strive together. It is all too easy to find those who are drawn to the dark end of the scale and desire to partake in its filthy blackness. This leads to death.