When the New Testament talks about coming to faith in Christ, it is always in terms of community. The way to grow into our full stature as children of God is not through competitive individualism, but being made part of a new family, a fellowship, or what the New Testament calls a “koinonia” of love. It is in this community, the Church, the Body of Christ, that we become who we most truly are meant to be, and gain our true identity.
-Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE