We live in a world which has been profoundly polluted by the active work of sin. The hearts and minds of many are darkened and hope is waning. Few people aspire for a higher moral ground than the shamefully low quagmire society finds itself knee deep(maybe deeper) sinking in.
Christ came that we might not only see out way out. But that he might be that way out for those that embrace him. The light is on in their hearts and minds and they now have the ability to shine that light to others.