For my daily devos this morning I wrote a longer reflection than usual. It's based on this verse from Romans 12:2
"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect."
In a nutshell, what I came around to is simply this: Jesus does not call Christians to just "be good people" and "live good lives." He calls us to give up our lives. That's counter-cultural, not only for a corrupt culture, but even for a culture that's basically "good."
Here's the "long version" from my devotional journal.