We are not just persons, but a people.
In our time and place, the individual is championed above all else. Our sin and society push us towards isolation in ways we do not even realize. This can creep into our faith, leading us to think of our faith as something between "just God and me." However, the Biblical and Christian message has always pointed to something different. We see that in Jesus' death and resurrection, our relationships have been redeemed. Now we are not just many separate persons, but rather A People. This blesses us with a community like no other and also gives us the responsibility of investing in and caring for our fellow members of the body.