What does it mean for us to be "priests" to our culture? From 1 Peter 2:2-10
2Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,3now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
The Living Stone and a Chosen People
4As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by human beings but chosen by God and precious to him—5you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual houseto be a holypriesthood, offeringspiritual sacrificesacceptable to God through Jesus Christ.6For in Scripture it says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."
7Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, "The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,"
8and, "A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall." They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.
9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.10Once you were not a people, but now you arethe people of God;once you had not received mercy, but now you have receivedmercy.